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The Quantum Science and Technology hub

Find out how we're studying quantum science and developing novel quantum technologies in our Quantum Science and Technology Hub (QSTH)


The first quantum revolution brought a completely new understanding of the physics behind everything we observe and the nature itself of our universe.

Phenomena like quantum superposition (the ability of a particle to be in two states at the same time), entanglement between two particles (the ability to instantaneously change the state of one particle by measuring its entangled counterpart, even at large distances) and quantum interference (in which particles interfere as waves) have been puzzling scientists around the world ever since – including Einstein.

With the advent of the second quantum revolution, these counterintuitive quantum phenomena have continued to trigger a global development of quantum technologies, with the capability of providing strategic benefits to the security, health and wellbeing of our society.

There's a rising global demand for faster computing power, more secure communication protocols, and high-precision metrological schemes for use in medical, environmental, and engineering settings, and this is stimulating a parallel demand for highly-skilled, knowledgable and capable quantum scientists, engineers, and AI, computing and biomedical experts.

And it's this need – along with the necessity to find industrial partners to take the growing quantum technological revolution forward – which has led to the creation of the Quantum Science and Technology Hub (QSTH), under the direction of Dr. Vincenzo Tamma.

The QSTH connects the University's core quantum science and technology staff with experts in related departments across the University – such as artificial intelligent (AI), biomedical engineering, medicine, computing, environmental science and gravitation – and with external collaborators on four continents.

Through the QSTH, we're working to achieve a deeper understanding of quantum science, to develop novel quantum technologies, and to boost the industrial use of quantum technologies at the crossover between different disciplines.

The QSTH aims to

  • Develop high-precision quantum sensors for medical and environmental applications, remote sensing, infrastructure planning and development (e.g. railway transport, autonomous cars), high precision navigation, testing fundamental laws in the universe
  • Develop a new generation of quantum simulators for medical and environmental applications
  • Secure long distance quantum communication
  • Develop superfast quantum computing devices
  • Explore the interface between AI, data-intensive science and quantum physics techniques to benchmark quantum technologies and quantum machine learning for next generation quantum processors
  • Further the study of quantum phenomena within the fields of quantum optics, matter waves, atom interferometry and the interface between quantum physics and gravity. 

Core members

Dr. Vincenzo Tamma

  • Job Title Reader in Physics
  • Email Address vincenzo.tamma@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

Dr. Arseni Goussev

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address Arseni.Goussev@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

Dr. Jae Woo Joo

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address Jaewoo.Joo@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

Dr. Esmaeil Namvar

  • Job Title Teaching Fellow
  • Email Address Esmaeil.Namvar@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

Visiting research fellow


Dr Chris Dewdney

University experts across related fields

Gordon Blunn, Professor of Bioengineering

Alexander Gegov, Reader in Computational Intelligence

Adrian Hopgood, Professor of Intelligent Systems

Mohammad Hoque, Senior lecturer in Hydrogeology

Andrew Lundgren, Reader in Gravitational Wave physics

Djamila Ouelhadj, Professor of Operational Research

Marta Roldo, Senior lecturer in Pharmaceutics

Gianluca Tozzi, Reader in Bioengineering

Hui Yu, Professor of Visual Computing

 

International collaborators

Prof. Xiao-Hui Bao, University of Science and Technology of China
Prof. Paolo Facchi, University of Bari, Italy
Dr. Eran Ginossar, Department of Physics, University of Surrey, UK
Elizabeth Goldschmidt, University of Illinois, US
Prof. Mohammad Hafezi, University of Maryland College Park, U.S
Dr. Yonatan Israel, Physics Department, Stanford University, California, USA
Prof. Kurt Jacobs, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Prof. Hyunseok Jeong, Department of Physics, Seoul National University, S. Korea
Prof. Michał Karpiński, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Jaewan Kim, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, South Korea
Prof. Yoon-Ho Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
Dr. Shingo Kono, Riken, Center for Emergent Matter Science, Japan
Prof. Jinhyoung Lee, Department of Physics, Hanyang University, South Korea
Dr. Peter Leek, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Alberto Marino, University of Oklahoma, US
Dr. William Munro, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Basic Research Labs, Japan
Prof. Frank Narducci, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, U.S
Prof. Kae Nemoto, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Dr. Daniel Oi, Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, UK
Prof. Janwei Pan, University of Science and Technology of China
Prof. Ernst Rasel, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany
Prof. Klaus Richter, University of Regensburg, Germany
Prof. Jonathan Robbins, University of Bristol, UK
Prof. Terry Rudolph, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, UK
Prof. Wolfgang P. Schleich, University of Ulm, Germany
Prof. Yanhua Shih, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Prof. Tim Spiller, Department of Physics, University of York, UK
Prof. Andrew White, University of Queensland, Australia

Funding

The QSTH has secured funding for quantum sensing technologies from the US Department of Defence and is also currently engaging with UK funding agencies and institutions.

Partnerships and links

We have links with a range of business and organisations in industry, and with other academic institutions, including:

Strategic alignment

The work of the centre engages with the University's overall Strategy and with four of the University's Research Themes – Future & Emerging Technologies; Health & Wellbeing; Security & Risk, and Sustainability & Environment. Our work also aligns with the UK Government's Industrial Strategy [PDF] – in which Quantum Technology plays a major role – and responds to the predicted growth of the worldwide quantum technology market ($13.3B investment predicted by 2023).

The work of the QSTH overlaps with many of the University's research areas of expertise – including the two areas listed below within our Physics research.

News and events

In February 2019, we also hosted a cross-theme course on Quantum Metrology – featuring invited speaker Dr. Antonella De Pasquale from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa – and an international cross-theme workshop on Quantum Sensing Technologies at the University in March 2019.

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