We are pleased to announce that Barry Sanders from the University of Calgary, Canada, will give CQT's August colloquium. He will speak on "PT Symmetry as a Time-Dependent Inner Product on Hilbert Space". The colloquium is being held as an online event, happening at 11am Singapore time (UTC +8) on Thursday 20 August. Please register to receive zoom details.
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.
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.
“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.
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".
CQT is supporting QCrypt 2020, an international scientific conference presenting top results in quantum cryptography. Join online 10-14 August.
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.