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2017

01 November 2017

An Evening of Quantum Discovery

"An Evening of Quantum Discovery" was an event we held for the general public in the Physics Department in Oxford held on October 17 2017. 150 came along and enjoyed talks, hands-on science and lab tours around the theme of quantum physics and technology.


23 October 2017

NQIT Quantum Photography Competition Round One Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce the winner of our recent Quantum Photography Competition! We received nine fantastic entries, which you can view here. All the entries were displayed at our recent Evening of Quantum Discovery, where visitors could vote for their favourite image. 75 people voted and there was a clear winner: David Nadlinger's beautiful image of a single atom in an ion trap.


03 October 2017

NQIT at the Curiosity Carnival

Last week, researchers took over Oxford University's gardens, libraries and museums, with a host of activities to feed even the most hungry minds and researchers from NQIT were there, taking part in several activities on the day.


22 August 2017

Quantum Photography Competition

We are inviting students and researchers working in quantum to submit a photo of your research that best captures the innovation and beauty of your work.


11 August 2017

NQIT Industry Day

We held our first NQIT Industry Day in July in the beautiful surroundings of Rhodes House, Oxford. It was a unique forum bringing together the national and global investment and business community with key quantum computing scientists and engineers from the UK-wide research consortium. Together we explored the commercial opportunities of quantum computing and informed the community on important developments within the UK and elsewhere – such as the €1 billion Quantum EU Flagship and NQIT’s progress towards the UK Quantum Computer Demonstrator, the so-called Q20:20 engine. Thirty-two organisations attended, including multi-nationals, SMEs and start-ups from a variety of sectors including manufacturing, aerospace, finance, hi-tech, digital, telecoms, oil and gas, and IT.


10 August 2017

NQIT Researchers Win 3 Grants in Latest Innovate UK Awards

Three new collaborations involving NQIT researchers and new NQIT spin-out companies have won nearly £2m from Innovate UK as part of their latest round of funding for the commercialisation of quantum technologies. The three new projects will explore exciting new applications of quantum technologies: - “Nanoparticle and chemical sensors using optical microcavities” - “Q-DOS light: quantum key distribution for drones with optimal size, weight and power” - “Quantum enhanced sensing of trace compounds in sealed containers”


12 July 2017

Sussex physicists unveil pop-up lab at Spitalfields Market

Members of the public learnt about quantum physics yesterday as part of an innovative pop-up lab being run by the University of Sussex at Spitalfields Market, London.

The lab, which was in the capital just for a day, has been created to educate the public about a new quantum computer being developed by scientists at the university.


06 July 2017

NQIT Annual Report 2017 Published

We are pleased to announce our second Annual Report, marking the halfway point through NQIT’s five-year programme, and covering the progress made in our second year of the project, up to the beginning of 2017.

The first two years have seen the consortium focus its efforts towards refining the overall system architecture
and design to deliver the Q20:20 quantum computer demonstrator. We have made significant advances in
both system and engineering design, and identified the most effective components for assembling the system.


19 June 2017

NQIT at the Oxfordshire Science Festival

On Sunday 18th June, we had a stand at the Explorazone: Hands-On Weekend in Oxford Town Hall, part of this year's Oxfordshire Science Festival.

Around 1000 people came to the science fair, despite the sweltering heat, or perhaps as a respite from it, and the NQIT researchers who made up "Quantum Crew" engaged with around 100 visitors - families, groups of friends, tourists - who came round the science during the day.


13 June 2017

Breakthrough Three-Photon Interference

Breakthrough 3-photon interference achieved for the first time, another fundamental tool for bringing quantum computing into reality.

A research team at Oxford University working on quantum technologies that will sit at the heart of the world’s first scalable quantum computer, has made a major breakthrough in the field of quantum particle research.