University of Glasgow Unveils Centre for Quantum Technology
The University of Glasgow launches a dedicated facility for its quantum research and development projects.
12:23 30 September 2021
The University of Glasgow has officially unveiled its Centre for Quantum Technology, a dedicated facility for the university's quantum research and development projects. The centre will build on the university's expertise and experience in quantum technology.
The move follows the university's researchers' successful bid in harnessing quantum physics to develop cameras designed to see the inside of the human body with precision and advanced forms of secure communication.
Professor Miles Padgett, the centre’s director, said: “We’re proud to be officially launching the Centre for Quantum Technology at the SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies conference today. Over the last decade, the University of Glasgow has grown a quantum research activity to become one of the largest quantum centres in the UK.
“The university is home to many of the leading engineers, physicists, and computing scientists working quantum research in the UK. The technology they are pioneering has wide-ranging applications across physical and biological sensing and imaging, secure communication and advanced computing.
“The centre aims to further build on these strengths and develop new commercial partnerships, translate fundamental research into new products, and to attract and retain the best researchers and students to the city.
“To that end, we’re delighted to have the support of the SPIE Endowment Matching Program to help us encourage the next generation of quantum researchers in academia and in industry. We’re looking forward to welcoming the programme’s first inductees to our new Advanced Research Centre, set to open next year, which will be home to many of our quantum research projects.”