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Carmen Palacios-Berraquero

Quantum leap

21 Mar 2024

Meet the brilliant founder and CEO of Nu Quantum, a Cambridge spinout paving the way for a new era of quantum computing.

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Artistic rendition of isolated spins on hexagonal boron nitride under an optical microscope

Two-dimensional material could store quantum information at room temperature

11 Feb 2022

Researchers have identified a two-dimensional material that could be used to store quantum information at room temperature.

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Stable giant quantum vortices

Giant 'quantum twisters' may form in liquid light

05 Mar 2021

New mechanism found for generating giant vortices in quantum fluids of light.

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Artificial polaritons

Through the looking glass: artificial ‘molecules’ open door to ultrafast devices

03 Mar 2021

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Skoltech in Russia have shown that polaritons, the quirky particles that may end up running the...

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Quantum particles

Light used to detect quantum information stored in 100,000 nuclear quantum bits

15 Feb 2021

Researchers have found a way to use light and a single electron to communicate with a cloud of quantum bits and sense their behaviour, making it...

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Hidden symmetry could be key to more robust quantum systems, researchers find

09 Dec 2020

Researchers have found a way to protect highly fragile quantum systems from noise, which could aid in the design and development of new quantum...

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Hitachi and Cambridge renew 30 year research partnership

18 Nov 2019

The University of Cambridge and Hitachi Ltd have signed a new agreement to continue and grow their long-standing relationship through the Hitachi...

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Quantum state of single electrons controlled by ‘surfing’ on sound waves

10 Oct 2019

Researchers have successfully used sound waves to control quantum information in a single electron, a significant step towards efficient, robust...

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Cambridge partners in new €1 billion European Quantum Flagship

29 Oct 2018

The University of Cambridge is a partner in the €1 billion Quantum Flagship, an EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe.

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Fiber Optic

Cambridge launches UK’s first quantum network

13 Jun 2018

The UK’s first quantum network was launched today in Cambridge, enabling ‘unhackable’ communications, made secure by the laws of physics, between...

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Microscope image of a quantum LED device showing bright quantum emitter generating a stream of single photons.

Ultra-thin quantum LEDs could accelerate development of quantum networks

07 Oct 2016

Researchers have developed all-electrical ultra-thin quantum LEDs, which have potential as on-chip photon sources in quantum information applications...

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Regime of a single 1D wire subband filled

A tight squeeze for electrons – quantum effects observed in ‘one-dimensional’ wires

15 Sep 2016

Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional ‘quantum wires’ and observing the interactions between...

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