The University of York has launched a new centre for its growing inter-disciplinary research into quantum technologies.
The York Centre for Quantum Technologies is a joint venture between the university’s departments of physics, mathematics, computer science and chemistry.
It aims to build on the university’s existing expertise across a range of quantum technologies, including communications, metrology and computing.
Initially, the centre will involve around a dozen researchers, but aims to expand its activities. Its founding director will be Professor Tim Spiller, who will take up his post in April.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Professor Deborah Smith said: “The establishment of this centre is an exciting advance that recognises the growing importance of research in this area.”