Here is an overview of projects we are involved in.
The focus of the project is three-fold. Firstly, we will develop new mathematical methods to benchmark, detect, suppress, and correct the errors in quantum computers stemming from the interaction with the environment. This will contribute to realizing the potential advantage of quantum computers. Secondly, we will devise a unified mathematical framework that can be applied to a wider range of applications within the area of quantum chemistry. Quantum chemistry is a field that deals with predictions of properties of molecules and materials. Finally, we will study non-classical features of quantum mechanics that enable quantum encrypted communication. We will find new formulas to quantify the performance of these encryption methods under the interaction with the environment.
NordIQuEst aims to create a quantum computing platform customised to the needs of the Nordic region, with access to several Nordic quantum computers and quantum computer simulators. By focusing on collaboration as well as pooling resources and expertise, the project wants the Nordics to grab the opportunity and join the international quantum race.
The main goal of NeQst to perform exploratory research on how near-term quantum computers can help to solve high-impact optimization problems suggested by major industries: hydropower scheduling, route planning for autonomous ships, financial fraud detection, portfolio management, and logistics and supply chain optimization. Business use of quantum computing requires the convergence of different technologies; quantum technology, i.e., the use of quantum physics to perform calculations; digital technology, i.e., to generate, store, process data; and operations research, i.e., advanced analytical methods for decision making.
Upcoming project on controlling spins in quantum systems in an online setting.
If in the future a large enough quantum computer can be constructed, it will break cryptographic primitives and protocols in current use, with devastating consequences for users worldwide. The project’s goal is to study and analyse cryptographic primitives and protocols that resist attacks by classical and quantum computers. This project is a continuation of the project qsIoT – Quantum safe cryptography for the Internet of Things.
Quantum technology (QT) promises massive impacts on fields ranging from communication and cryptography to sensing and computing. Point defects in semiconductors are among the promising platforms to deploy quantum technology and are the subject of an immense international research interest, offering a wafer platform suitable for scaling, miniaturization and room temperature operation. Essential to many point defect based QT components is the single photon emitter (SPE), and a deeper understanding of how an ideal SPE functions and interacts with its environment will have a profound impact. The QuTe project explores several underdeveloped topics of point defects in silicon (Si) and silicon carbide (SiC) for QT applications, and involves identification of new SPEs, charge state identification and control, and manipulation and tuning of the emission wavelength, as well as theoretical modeling.
n this project, we investigate the possibilities that quantum computing holds for solving complex optimization challenges in the defense sector. Our objective is to delve into different areas where quantum computing can be applied, taking into account that the goals within the defense sector differ from those in the industrial field, requiring further investigation. Collaborating with NeQst, we find a great opportunity to exchange methods and technical knowledge, leading to mutual advantages.