Images of Research: Progress through partnership

Dawn of the Quantum Age

Category: Transformative technology

Close up of a circuit board with a red LED light in the background mimicking a sunset

Symbolising the dawn of a new age of computing, this silicon microchip represents the beginnings of accessible quantum computing, without reliance on exotic materials and ad-hoc manufacturing to produce. Working in partnership with University College London and Hitachi, Strathclyde physicists aim to develop a more cost-efficient and reliable platform. Enabling wider use of these ‘super computers’ could accelerate innovation in numerous fields, from drug discovery to data security.

Entrant: Alessandro Rossi , Physics

Copyright: Alessandro Rossi

Funding: This project has received funding from ‘European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 688539 / Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Collaborators: Photo by Agnese Abrusci


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