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  • UCLQ Professor awarded the 2016 Raymond and Beverley Sackler Prize

    By Padraic Calpin on December 7, 2016

    Congratulations are in order for Professor John Morton, a member of UCLQ and LCN professor in Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics, who has been awarded the 2016 Raymond and Beverley Sackler International Prize in Physical Science. Professor Morton was given the award in recognition of his “highly novel contributions to quantum information processing”. Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Beverley Sackler, patrons of science at

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  • UCLQ scientists propose new imaging method for cardiac arrhythmias

    By Tabasum Farzaneh on April 13, 2016

    UCLQ scientists, Professor Ferruccio Renzoni and Dr Luca Marmugi have recently published a paper in Nature Scientific Reports proposing a novel diagnostic and guidance tool for atrial fibrillation. The device is based on quantum sensors (atomic magnetometers) operated in magnetic induction tomography (MIT) modality. The work was realised in the context of an UCLQ Fellowship Doctoral Award that Dr Marmugi

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  • Analysis of loss and noise in superconducting devices sheds new light on problematic two level systems

    By Tabasum Farzaneh on March 21, 2016

    Superconducting quantum devices have emerged as a frontrunner in the pursuit of innovative new applications of quantum engineering, most notably quantum computing. This has been recognised within the UK with the recent EPSRC funding for founding quantum hubs; of which both the UCL led ‘Quantum Engineering with Solid-state Technologies’ (QUES²T) and Royal Holloway – NPL collaboration on ‘Superconducting Quantum Technology’

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  • UCL awarded £25m for quantum technologies research and training

    By Tabasum Farzaneh on March 1, 2016

    UCL has been awarded £25m by the UK Government to support new doctoral training partnerships in science and engineering, and to fund research and training programmes in quantum technologies. The funding forms part of two major investments totalling £204m which were announced today by science minister Jo Johnson. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is committed to supporting

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  • Quantum Magnets forced to ”chillax”

    By Tabasum Farzaneh on February 17, 2016

    Quantum Magnets forced to ”chillax”.  Coupling magnetic moments and microwave light provides route for networking quantum bits In what may provide a potential path to connecting data in a quantum computer, researchers have shown that excited atoms in silicon can be forced into a relaxed state on-demand using a device that serves as a microwave “tuning fork.” team’s findings could

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  • Mind the gap – it’s been proved unsolvable

    By on December 15, 2015

    Mind the gap – it’s been proved unsolvable A mathematical problem underlying fundamental questions in particle physics and quantum physics is provably unsolvable, according to scientists at UCL, Universidad Complutense de Madrid – ICMAT and Technische Universität München. The findings show that even a perfect and complete description of the microscopic properties of a material is not enough to predict

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  • A new blueprint for quantum computing with photons

    By on July 10, 2015

    A new blueprint for quantum computing with photons Quantum computers promise a step change in computational power for some important problems, such as the simulation of the properties of solid materials and chemical reactions. At a fundamental level, all physical systems behave quantum mechanically, but the quantum mechanical properties needed for quantum computation are extremely fragile. The best way to build a large-scale

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  • A light touch to reading electron spins

    By on March 26, 2015

    A light touch to reading electron spins Scientists at UCL have shown a new way of reading electron spins, which eliminates the need for powerful magnetic fields and reduces the reliance on very low temperatures. The study is published this week in the journal Nature Materials. One of the fundamental properties of subatomic particles is their ‘spin’, a form of

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  • Using a single molecule to create a new magnetic field sensor

    By on January 26, 2015

    Using a single molecule to create a new magnetic field sensor Researchers at UCL and the University of Liverpool have shown a new way to use a single molecule as a magnetic field sensor. In the study, published today in Nature Nanotechnology, the scientists show how magnetism can manipulate the way electricity flows through a single molecule, a key step that

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  • The race towards quantum computation

    By on November 27, 2014

    The race towards quantum computation It’s said that the 21st century will be the quantum era. But how close are we to having quantum computers? And are EU researchers leading the charge? ‘Perhaps the quantum computer will change our everyday lives in this century in the same radical way as the classical computer did in the last century’: these were

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