** Research activity and 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