How can we cope with noisy quantum computers?
In recent years, quantum computation has become a hot word in the scientific world and has gradually enterered public view.
QuNaT ported
We’ve brought over the news posts from – the previous home of the research group. You can read these posts
Use small modules? OK, but how small?
Many researchers believe that the best way to make a quantum computer is to interlink many small modules. But what does
Quantum annealing
The process called quantum annealing is a hot topic! We’ve posted a preprint which extents recent ideas from an Innsbruck team, for realising such
Quantum Learning with Nokia & Lockheed Martin
A new project on Quantum Optimisation and Machine Learning “QuOpaL” is now underway. Based at the University of Oxford, it’s
Ultimate network?
  In a paper to appear in PRX, Naomi and Simon present detailed calculations simulating a quantum computer built from
Going 100% open!
  The last few papers from the QuNaT group have set a precedent that we hope to maintain permanently: We publish
Oxford Quantum site
A new website has been created for all of Oxford University’s quantum science community.
Where quantum meets the rest of the world
A quantum system interacting with an environment can behave very differently to when it is in isolation. This can be
More Bird Brains
The debate continues about quantum effects in the natural ‘compass sense’ that some birds have. The most well-studied species is
A thousand fragments
Our recent paper in Nature Communications explains how we might be able to break up a quantum computer into little,
Weak measurements don’t defeat noise
In quantum physics, sometimes we may choose to perform measurements weakly: we deliberately avoid learning too much about a system so
Quantum communication
In a recent New J. Physics article, we look at how one could create entanglement between two remote parties by
Dark spin chain
In a recent Phys. Rev. Letter we take a look at the idea of using a chain of spins as
Open Science conference
Simon recently ran a conference on Open Science, with help from others in the QuNaT team: ‘Rigour and Openness in
Birds ‘see’ magnetism?
How precisely do birds navigate over long distances without getting lost? In a Biophysical Journal article, we suggest that certain
Can things really be in two places at once?
Can objects be in two places at the same time? Even if we take the best theory of atomic physics