Presenting CQT’s Annual Report for 2021

 

In his Director’s Letter for CQT’s Annual Report 2021, José Ignacio Latorre writes, “Quantum has been singled out as a strategic field by Singapore, and it shows. CQT must match this enormous national effort with excellence in research.” Our annual report looks back at our activities in the areas of science, outreach and industry as we coordinate and collaborate within the quantum ecosystem in Singapore. We hope you find it informative and interesting.



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A national research centre of excellence

 

The Centre for Quantum Technologies was established as a 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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CQT appoints four new Principal Investigators

CQT is pleased to welcome four new Principal Investigators. Welcome to Gong Jiangbin, Patrick Rebentrost, Steven Touzard and Gao Weibo! They will lead groups working across the Centre’s research areas of quantum computation and simulation, quantum communication and security, quantum sensing and metrology, advanced instruments and basic science. With their appointments, there are now 28 Principal Investigators working at CQT.

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First demonstration of a secure quantum network with untrusted quantum devices

A team jointly led by CQT Principal Investigator Charles Lim and his collaborator Harald Weinfurter is among the first to successfully demonstrate device-independent quantum key distribution (DIQKD). The work, published in Nature, was one of three proof-of-concept DIQKD experiments reported on 27 July. “DIQKD is the pinnacle of secure key exchange,” said Charles, who is currently on leave of absence.

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The group of Principal Investigator Travis Nicholson has adventured into a new group of the Periodic Table, realising the first magneto-optical trap for indium

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Our graduates officially received their doctoral degrees at the National University of Singapore’s 2022 commencement ceremony.

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Leadership in quantum-safe networking

Singapore’s National Quantum-Safe Network (NQSN) has new leadership, with CQT Principal Investigator Alexander Ling taking charge of the initiative. This comes as former lead PI for the project Charles Lim moves to become Global Head of Quantum Communications and Cryptography at the financial services firm JPMorgan Chase, where he is hiring for research and technologist roles in Singapore.

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