CQT welcomes new Director

 

José Ignacio Latorre has assumed Directorship of the Centre for Quantum Technologies from 27 July 2020. On his appointment, José Ignacio said “I’m excited to work with the CQT team in the passionate and uncompromised search for knowledge and its applications, to make CQT and Singapore play a pivotal role in the new quantum era.” He takes over from Artur Ekert, who had led CQT since it was founded in 2007.



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SpooQy-1 shows promise of nanosatellites for quantum networks

 

We are celebrating a succesful year in orbit for SpooQy-1, the quantum nanosatellite built at CQT. Data published 25 June 2020 confirm that quantum entanglement is being created onboard the 2.6kg satellite, some 400km above Earth - a step towards building a global quantum internet. The picture shows the  satellite being launched from the International Space Station in June 2019.

Image: NASA



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Play the Quantum Game with Photons

 

A sentient rock wants the laser off its face. A Venus flytrap is hungry for light. By adding just two mirrors, can you humour the rock and feed the flytrap? This puzzle is one of the first levels of the new Quantum Game with Photons 2, which features cute quantum components that follow accurate physics. Developed by a team of scientists, programmers and designers with support in 2019 from CQT, the educational game is now seeking players - and their feedback.



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Trained for the workplace

 

“After the first couple of years of my PhD, I knew I wanted to go into something where I could apply the knowledge I had been picking up,” says Sambit Pal, who graduated in 2017 and is now Chief Technology Officer for a company he co-founded. Like Sambit, many CQT alumni have taken their scientific skills into new types of roles. Working across a wide range of industries, CQT alumni can be found in banking, consulting, and in technical jobs including data science and engineering. Hear their stories.



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Hybrid machine learning algorithm optimises engineering of quantum sensors

CQT’s Mile Gu and Jayne Thompson, in a joint work with researchers in China, show that a classical computer and quantum computer can collaborate to engineer, test and iteratively improve a quantum probe.

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Read CQT's Artur Ekert and Alexander Ling in Singapore newspaper The Straits Times on "Unlocking the quantum Internet from space".

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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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Meet a CQTian: Steven Touzard

In our Meet a CQTian interview series, we speak to CQTians about their work, research and interests. Meet Steven, a Research Fellow working on cold atoms. He is assembling a new experiment for quantum information processing. On his favourite aspect of research, Steven says, “Something I really like is designing your experiment with technologies that are at the edge of what exists.”

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