Towards quantum technologies

Quantum physics for new quantum technologies, an EPSRC Physical sciences grand challenge, recognises that the next generation quantum technologies will rely on our understanding and exploitation of coherence and entanglement. Utilising properties beyond the classical limit will transform metrology, communication, imaging, the simulation of complex systems, and ultimately computing. Success requires a deeper understanding of quantum physics and a broad ranging development of the enabling tools and technologies.

Training the next generation of researchers with the range of skills required for research into new physical effects involving quantum coherence or entanglement (across a number of physical systems, including quantum gases, trapped atoms, molecules or ions, or the solid state) and the development of new devices or technologies relying on those quantum effects is the focus of this priority.