Congratulations to Loh Huanqian - an international rising talent


CQT's Loh Huanqian was named among 15 "International Rising Talents” worldwide on 11 February by the UNESCO and L’Oreal Foundation’s For Women in Science programme. Huanqian is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies and President’s Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore. She leads an experimental group creating ultracold molecules, which can be used like quantum building blocks to simulate and explore material properties

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A national research centre of excellence


The Centre for Quantum Technologies was established as a national research centre of excellence in Singapore in 2007. We have some 180 staff and students doing research into the foundations of quantum physics and the ways quantum physics enables new technologies. 

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Quantum in the news


Readers of Singapore newspaper The Straits Times found out why they should care about quantum physics, thanks to an opinion piece by CQT's Valerio Scarani. Valerio writes that quantum physics is good for more than inspiring movie plots. A grasp of quantum technologies will be important for the future of the economy. He highlights educational opportunities including the NUS Specialisation in Quantum Technologies for physics undergraduates and QUANTUM: The Exhibition now at Science Centre Singapore.

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New security proof for device-independent quantum key distribution

An international team including current and former CQT researchers has shown that two-way communication can boost the noise tolerance of device-independent quantum key distribution.

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Laser swap can cut cost for entangled photon production

Alexander Ling's team has found a way to make entangled photon pairs more efficiently, using a cheap broadband laser instead of a more expensive narrowband laser diode. As well as saving cost, the innovation could support applications needing high photon rates such as multi-user networks and space communication.

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Check out the career opportunities available at CQT - groups across our Centre are recruiting at all levels.

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CQT's Loh Huanqian has been named an 'International Rising Talent' by a UNESCO and L’Oreal Foundation programme supporting women in science

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Maxwell’s lesser demon helps new quantum heat engine

CQT’s Stella Seah and Valerio Scarani and their collaborator CQT alumnus Stefan Nimmrichter describe a new model of a quantum heat engine.Their design, employing a ‘lesser Maxwell’s demon’, has the advantage of being more stable to fluctuations in the temperature of the environment.

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