Founded in 2014 by the current Director, Professor Tim Spiller, who also heads the York-led Quantum Communications Hub, the York Centre for Quantum Technologies is a partnership between the departments of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
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 quantumthermodynamics (with potential applications to satellite technology). At the more fundamental level, research covers many areas of quantum mechanics, from quantum cryptography and quantumnetworks to quantum information and processing, including entanglement, teleportation and statereconstruction. Study of physical implementations of these phenomena encompasses light andmatter: quantum optics, spins and charges in condensed matter systems and nanomechanica devices.