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Work Packages

The research within the joint laboratory Q@TN is organized within five work-packages (WP), namely: fundamental quantum science (WP1), quantum communication (WP2), quantum computing (WP3), quantum simulations (WP4), future sensors and metrology (WP5).  

WP1: Fundamental quantum science

Study on the fundamental implications of quantum mechanics to uncover the large potential of the theory and give theoretical background and guidance to experiments and applications.

Areas of action:

  • Quantum measurements
  • Quantum information
  • Fundamental quantum physics
  • Quantum many-body physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Topological physics and photonics
  • Quantum materials
  • Mechanical analogues of quantum systems

WP2: Quantum communications

Study on quantum technologies as applied to communications, cryptography, quantum key distributions, qubit generation and exchange, quantum wireless technology, photonics, sensors, microelectronics integration and network architecture and management.

Areas of action:

  • Single photon sources and detectors for quantum communication
  • Integrated custom photonics chips
  • Quantum Random Number Generators
  • Secure communications
  • Quantum Key Distribution
  • Topological photonics

WP3: Quantum computing

Study on data-driven multi-step original optimization schemes for quantum annealers, design and verification of quantum algorithm, quantum machine learning, and formulation of cryptography schemes for secure communications. Development of hardware platforms.

Areas of action:

  • Single photon sources for quantum computing
  • Software production, test and verification
  • Cognitive computing, Big Data, Deep Learning
  • Annealing e machine learning
  • Software optimisation
  • Computer architecture
  • Secure communications

WP4: Quantum simulations

Study on the design and construction of systems for quantum simulations from theory to applications to well defined problems, miniaturisation of photonic circuits.

Areas of action:

  • QS for nuclear and sub-nuclear physics
  • QS for solid state and condensed matter
  • QS for astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, gravity
  • QS and quantum material engineering

WP5: Future sensors and metrology

Study and development of sensors based on quantum effects, single photon sensors, and imaging using entangled photons.

Areas of action:

  • Quantum noise
  • Micro-magnetic sensors
  • Gravitational wave sensors, opto-mechanical systems
  • Single photon sensors and integrated sensor systems
  • Quantum Metrology 
  • Atomic clocks
  • Non-destructive measurements in opto-mechanics