Quantum Science wit Ultracold Molecules
Our vision is to achieve full quantum control of cold and ultracold molecules in order to advance the science of complex quantum systems and underpin new quantum technologies. In realising this vision, we will advance the methods of quantum optics, test new paradigms of quantum information processin...
Designing out of equilbrium many-body quantum systems
Our vision is to explore, understand, and ultimately design forms of out-of-equilibrium quantum dynamics that are relevant for future technologies, by using quantum simulators based on atomic gases in optical potentials. Combining theory and experiment across the Universities of Strathclyde, Cambri...
Networked Quantum Information Technologies
NQIT (pronounced N-kit) stands for Networked Quantum Information Technologies. The NQIT Hub, part of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme, is led by the University of Oxford and involves 29 globally leading quantum centres and major companies, all working together to realise an entirely new ...
Frontiers in Quantum Materials Control
The overarching goal of Q-MAC is to exploit materials design, coherent optical methods and multiple theoretical approaches to deterministically control ordered states of strongly correlated electron materials, also referred to as quantum or complex materials. The underlying ideas can be applied to v...
Past Research Projects
Quantum Probes for Complex Systems
Quantum simulators are controllable quantum systems emulating the behaviour of other quantum systems whose properties are not easily accessible. Several designs of quantum simulators are currently being built in many laboratories worldwide, showing already some promising results. However, the dev...
Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies
What are we doing? We aim to develop a completely new methodology for overcoming the extreme fragility of quantum memory. By learning how biological molecules shield fragile quantum states from the environment, we hope to create the building blocks of future quantum computers. Why is it importan...
Tensor Network Theory for strongly correlated quantum systems
Physical systems that display strong correlations as a result of interactions between their constituents are present everywhere around us in our daily lives. For example traffic jams form on our roads every day in the morning due to strong interactions between cars that do not allow two of them to o...
Quantum dynamics in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
This project initiated the development of the TNT library on CCPForge. A detailed description of the status and aims of this library can be found at the project website...
Quantum simulation using optical lattices
Our aim is to engineer the properties of ultracold atoms, and molecules, in optical lattices and so use these precisely controlled many-body systems to model important strongly-correlated systems from Condensed Matter Physics (CMP). Optical-lattice experiments thus function as analogue quantum compu...
Cold Dipolar Gases in Optical Lattices - Frustration and Disorder
When atoms are cooled down to extremely low temperatures they start to show quantum mechanical properties on a macroscopic scale. The phenomenon of Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) is one of the best known manifestations of this behavior. The recent experimental success in achieving a BEC in optical...
Quantum Information Processing Early Stage Training Network
Quantum information processing (QIP) algorithms and the basic theory for quantum computers are already well established. The important next step which will make a huge impact on the whole field of information technology is to develop quantum information processing devices which contain small quantum...
Optical lattices and Quantum Information
A system of neural atoms stored in an optical lattice as shown in the figure below is a promising candidate for implementing scalable quantum computing. In this research project the leading European groups in the field conduct a concerted research effort towards making quantum information in optical...
Quantum state engineering in strongly correlated ultracold atomic gases
Exciting new prospects for atomic physics to help gaining insight into very complicated condensed matter systems and the physical effects which lead to important and intriguing phenomena like high Tc superconductivity and superfluidity have arisen recently. A cloud of very cold Rubidium atoms which ...
Robust atomic quantum information processing networks in periodic lattice structures
The main scientific objective of this project is the development of schemes for scalable and robust quantum computing in periodic lattice structures which are feasible with current or short-term experimental technology. We plan to achieve this by using decoherence free subspaces in ensembles of at...
Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Quantum Information Processing
The IRC brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the UK to address key challenges in quantum information processing. The theoretical studies range from the most fundamental concepts of QIP to theoretical analysis of how QIP can be implemented in practice, together with modelling of...