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.
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.
We are happy to welcome three new Principal Investigators to CQT! Yvonne Gao, Charles Lim and Marco Tomamichel joined us in May as PIs to lead research groups in quantum computing, quantum communication and information theory. They bring to 24 the number of PIs working at CQT. Our new PIs will be recruiting research staff and students - candidates can approach them directly about opportunities.
Congratulations to the winners of the Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition! The three winning stories, chosen from a shortlist of ten creative works of quantum fiction, explore the many worlds idea from quantum physics. Find all the stories, more background on the judges and interviews with the winning authors at shorts.quantumlah.org. The contest is organised by CQT with international media and scientific partners.
How to show quantum advantage in a noisy quantum computer
CQT Principal Investigator Marco Tomamichel and his collaborators have shown the first known separation in computational power between noisy quantum computers and classical computers that does not rely on assumptions about the classical hardness of the underlying problem.
Read CQT's Artur Ekert and Alexander Ling in Singapore newspaper The Straits Times on "Unlocking the quantum Internet from space".
Horizon Quantum Computing, a startup led by former CQT Principal Investigator Joe Fitzsimons, has raised S$4.5 million in seed-plus funding
Collaboration with ST Engineering to develop quantum-resilient encryptors
ST Engineering and the National University of Singapore will work together to develop network encryption solutions that use quantum key distribution. The project will be led by CQT Principal Investigator Charles Lim as part of the national Quantum Engineering Progamme.