Next CQT colloquium on Thursday 29 October


We are pleased to announce that Rodney Van Meter from Keio University, Japan, will give CQT's October colloquium. He will speak on Engineering the Quantum Internet. The colloquium is being held as an online event, happening at 4pm Singapore time (UTC +8) on Thursday 29 October. Please register to receive zoom details.

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Quantum Shorts film festival


We are pleased to announce that the Quantum Shorts film festival is back with a new call for entries! “There is no roadmap to explore unknown territories,” says CQT Director José Ignacio Latorre, who is also a judge for the festival. “As quantum physicists, we have to abandon prejudice and comfort to peer into the heart of the quantum. We invite filmmakers to do the same and share with us their journey.” Submit your films to the festival at

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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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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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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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Meet a CQTian: Resmi Poovathumkal Raju

Meet Resmi, an IT analyst who has been working as part of CQT's admin team since 2014. Resmi's main role is programming to develop and maintain websites and databases. On what she enjoys about programming, Resmi says, “Technically, I think there’s a lot of personal satisfaction to be gained from writing clean, maintainable code that any other programmer can understand and build upon.”

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A machine learning algorithm by a team including CQT theorists helps a quantum-classical system design its own probe states

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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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International Quantum Shorts film festival opens for entries

Can you show us the world through a quantum lens? The Quantum Shorts film festival returns with a new call for entries, seeking films up to five minutes long that draw inspiration from the quantum world. Quantum Shorts is organised by CQT and supported by partners around the world. It is free to enter and accepting submissions until 1 December 2020.

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