York Centre for Quantum Technologies (YCQT)

 study of spin Coulomb drag, an intrinsic source of dissipation for spin transport

Study of spin Coulomb drag, an intrinsic source of dissipation for spin transport (Credit: I. D'Amico)

About the YCQT

Launched in 2014, the York Centre for Quantum Technologies is a cross-departmental, interdisciplinary initiative aimed at further developing the University’s substantial expertise into quantum research. Based on an initial partnership between the departments of Physics, Maths and Computer Science, and with the intent to expand to include other departments, the Centre aims to foster new collaborations across all areas of quantum theory, and in particular their applications to emerging quantum technologies.

The research focus of the affiliated staff is wide-ranging, covering various application areas: quantum communications, sensing, imaging and computing technologies and quantum thermodynamics (with potential applications to satellite technology). 


PhD studentship in Quantum Technologies or Quantum Foundations

Posted on Thursday 5 January 2017

We are looking for talented and ambitious graduates who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Quantum Technologies or the foundations of quantum theory.

Research Associate in Quantum Information Theory

Posted on Thursday 5 January 2017

The Department of Mathematics at the University of York is seeking a talented postdoctoral research associate to work with Dr Roger Colbeck as part of the EPSRC-funded project “Towards Practical Quantum Technologies”. The project will involve the study of classical and quantum causal structures and the connection to cryptography.

Funding for Gravitational Wave Detection

Posted on Tuesday 26 January 2016

Congratulations to our York Centre for Quantum Technologies (YCQT) colleague, Dr David Bruschi, who in collaboration with Professor Ivette Fuentes, Chair in Theoretical Quantum Optics at the University of Vienna, was successful in securing €232,691 from the Templeton Foundation. Their research proposal, titled “Leaps in cosmology: gravitational wave detection with quantum systems” aims at developing innovative technology for investigating relativistic and cosmological phenomena, such as the physics of compact stars, through measurements of gravitational waves.

Researchers confirm ‘realistic’ answer to quantum network puzzle

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2015

Scientists at the University of York’s Centre for Quantum Technology have discovered new evidence to support the development of scalable and secure high rate quantum networks.

Scientists produce status check on quantum teleportation

Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015

New paper published in Nature Photonics reviews the theoretical ideas around quantum teleportation focusing on the main experimental approaches and their attendant advantages and disadvantages.

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