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2017

30 March 2017

New quantum device could make contactless payment transactions more secure

A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public concerns around the security of contactless and wireless transactions, a new collaboration has found.

In partnership with Nokia and Bay Photonics, NQIT researchers at Oxford University Department of Physics have devised an innovative system for transmitting quantum keys that can d


06 March 2017

Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre

Last week, we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Andy Collins, the manager of the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) in Bristol, who gave a short talk about this incubator programme that has been set up to help entrepreneurially minded scientists start up a company based on quantum or quantum inspired research.

He told us about the fellowship programme they run, which provides mentorship, training and support, with a view to building the infrastructure needed for the growth of quantum based in


03 February 2017

QuantERA Call for Proposals in Quantum Information

QuantERA Network is pleased to announce its first call for proposals in the field of Quantum Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies (Q-ICST).

Submitted proposals should explore collaborative advanced multidisciplinary science and/or cutting-edge engineering with the potential to initiate or foster new lines of quantum technologies and help Europe grasp leadership early on in promising future technology areas.

Funding: EUR 34 M


03 February 2017

New Blueprint for Large-Scale Quantum Computing

NQIT-supported researchers at the University of Sussex have just published their latest work: a practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer.

This new blueprint is the work of an international team of scientists from the University of Sussex (UK), Google (USA), Aarhus University (Denmark), RIKEN (Japan) and Siegen University (Germany).


02 February 2017

Two Associate Professorships of Quantum Information Available

The Department of Physics at Oxford University is appointing two Associate Professors (equivalent to Lecturer) or Professors in Quantum Information with effect from 1 October 2017.

Application Deadline: 20 March 2017

One successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Keble College, and one successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College


23 January 2017

Route Monkey Takes Quantum Leap for Fleet Optimisation

Trakm8’s optimisation business, Route Monkey, is working with NQIT on a new generation of transport and mobility algorithms for quantum computers. Livingston-based Route Monkey already works with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh on creating and enhancing innovative algorithms for transport and travel. They are now joining forces with the Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) Hub, led by the University of Oxford. Together, the three organisations will develop, test and commercialise quantum algorithms.


16 January 2017

New Report Launched: The Commercial Prospects for Quantum Computing

The NQIT User Engagement Team is pleased to present a new market report, "The Commercial Prospects for Quantum Computing", which reviews current commercial activity in quantum computing around the world.

In this report, we cover commercial investment in quantum computing, the current market and research status and public perceptions of this new technology.

We go into more depth on potential market segments and provide a detailed timeline of commercial investment in quantum computing.

2016

16 December 2016

IQT Group at Sussex University is Hiring

Want to help construct a quantum computer demonstrator device, operate a small-scale quantum computer, implement quantum simulations towards quantum supremacy or develop portable quantum sensors? The Sussex Ion Quantum Technology group is expanding their team. We are hiring four PhD students, three Research Fellows, and one electrical engineer. We are looking for outstanding individuals who can think outside the box and are ready to take on a challenge.

We are hiring three Research Fellows in Quantum Device Engineering with specialisation in:


16 December 2016

NQIT Studentships Announced

NQIT is pleased to announce that we have 16 PhD studentships available in quantum research groups around the UK. These EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentships provide funding for a 3-year PhD. Applications are open for all 16 right now and you will need to apply via the host university. Deadlines vary between each university.


12 December 2016

'Hybrid' Logic Gate named one of Physics World's Breakthroughs of the Year for 2016

A key NQIT publication of 2016 - the demonstration of a quantum 'logic gate' between two different species of ion - has been named one of ten Breakthroughs of the Year in 2016 by Physics World.