Quantum Information Processing Early Stage Training Network

Quantum information processing (QIP) algorithms and the basic theory for quantum computers are already well established. The important next step which will make a huge impact on the whole field of information technology is to develop quantum information processing devices which contain small quantum processors. A single physical system will probably not be able to fulfil all requirements for its realization. Hybrid architectures which combine the best properties of several physical systems are thus very likely to be among the first to realize such quantum information processing devices. Scientific and industrial research on such hybrid technologies as well as their industrial development require scientists with very broad background knowledge in different theoretical and experimental areas of physics and material sciences who are able to work successfully in an interdisciplinary team. Advanced theoretical concepts and quantum algorithms need to be adapted to concrete physical realizations which might contain components developed in different areas of physics and material science. The unique combination of research training opportunities in an interdisciplinary environment of highest level research will train students in all important areas of quantum information processing. Their training will end in 2009/2010 when according to current projections (ARDA roadmap, ERA-Pilot QIST) the transfer of basic QIP knowledge to the industry is likely to be of increasing importance. There will be a high demand for researchers with the expertise provided in this research training project in the academic as well as in the industrial sectors.

Investigators:  D. Jaksch
Collaborators:  D. Jaksch (Co-ordinator) , I.A. Walmsley and G.A.D. Briggs
Home page:  http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/qubit/QIPEST/
Acronym:  QIPEST
Funded by:  EU Early stage training network; MEST-CT-2005-020505
Start date:  2006-04-22
End date:  2010-04-21

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