Research WACQT

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Research leader Giovanna Tancredi working at the quantum computer.
Research leader Giovanna Tancredi working at the quantum computer. Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist

Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology aims to develop and secure Swedish expertise within the four main areas of quantum technology: quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum communications and quantum sensing.

Our extensive research programme

  • A core project with the objective to build a quantum computer
    The goal of the core project is to build a 100-qubit quantum computer based on superconducting circuits. The quantum computer is developed in a targeted project at Chalmers, by specialists with permanent appointments, postdocs and doctoral students.
  • An excellence programme
    All the four areas of quantum technology are are being researched through an academic excellence programme with a significant input from industrial doctoral students to ensure that the knowledge will be rapidly put to use in industry.


Videos from labs

Take a look at the videos made by PhD students in WACQT.

Science presentations

90 second popular science presentations made by PhD studens in WACQT​ (Youtube).

Lund University LaserLab outreach video 2021

Video from Stockholm University​

Trapped ion systems are currently one of the most promising technologies for observing and utilising quantum mechanical behaviour. Such systems, by making use of superpositions and entangled states are suitable for a range of applications that are beyond the reach of any classical counterpart. These include enhanced metrology, secure communication, simulation of other quantum systems or phenomena and quantum computation.

In our group we aim to make use of an ion trapping platform, as well as strong interactions between highly-excited Rydberg ions, in order to develop new and exciting schemes for quantum information processing and quantum sensing; as well as various other research projects involving the study of fundamental physics, such as the way light interacts with a single atom.

Stockholm University WACQT outreach video 2021