Quantum projects launched to solve universe’s mysteries

Researchers will use cutting-edge quantum technologies to transform our understanding of the universe and answer key questions such as the nature of dark

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Jan. 13, 2021 ~6 min

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Hidden symmetry could be key to more robust quantum systems, researchers find

Researchers have found a way to protect highly fragile quantum systems from noise, which could aid in the design and development of new quantum devices, such

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Dec. 9, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Quantum negativity’ can power ultra-precise measurements

Scientists have found that a physical property called ‘quantum negativity’ can be used to take more precise measurements of everything from molecular distances

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July 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Four researchers at the University of Cambridge have won advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s premier research funding body.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 1, 2020 ~4 min

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Quantum state of single electrons controlled by ‘surfing’ on sound waves

Researchers have successfully used sound waves to control quantum information in a single electron, a significant step towards efficient, robust quantum computers made from semiconductors.

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Oct. 10, 2019 ~4 min

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‘The Next Leap Forward’ – four quantum technologies hubs to lead UK’s research drive

Technologies that will allow fire crews to see through smoke and dust, computers to solve previously unsolvable computational problems, construction projects to image unmapped voids like old mine workings, and cameras that will let vehicles ‘see’ around corners are just some of the developments already taking place in the UK.

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July 12, 2019 ~5 min

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Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed

A new type of money that allows users to make decisions based on information arriving at different locations and times, and that could also protect against attacks from quantum computers, has been proposed by a researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 8, 2019 ~4 min

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Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do ‘quantum dances’ in unison

A team of Cambridge researchers have found a way to control the sea of nuclei in semiconductor quantum dots so they can operate as a quantum memory device.

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Feb. 22, 2019 ~5 min

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Cambridge partners in new €1 billion European Quantum Flagship

The University of Cambridge is a partner in the €1 billion Quantum Flagship, an EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 29, 2018 ~6 min

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