10 January 2024
A study led by the Department of Engineering Science has used the power of machine learning to overcome a key challenge affecting quantum devices. For the first time, the findings reveal a way to close the ‘reality gap’: the difference between predicted and observed behaviour from quantum devices.
16 October 2023
Lia Yeh, a DPhil student in the Department of Computer Science, is one of 67 doctoral students around the world, and the only one in the UK, to be awarded a 2023 Google PhD Fellowship.
29 March 2023
Chiara Marletto from the Department of Physics talks to The Conversation about constructor theory, a generalisation of the quantum theory of information.
22 September 2022
Professor David Deutsch has today been named as one of four internationally pioneering physicists to receive the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his work on quantum information, while Professor James Maynard has received one of six New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes.
7 September 2022
An international team of researchers, led by Professor JC Séamus Davis from the Department of Physics, has announced results that support one of the leading theories explaining the atomic-scale mechanism behind high-temperature superconductivity.
4 August 2022
A multi-institutional project involving a team from Oxford’s Department of Physics is one of 17 new projects to share in £6 million of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) quantum technology funding, announced this week.
28 July 2022
New research published in Nature explains how an international team of researchers have, for the first time, experimentally implemented a type of quantum cryptography considered to be the ‘ultimate’, ‘bug-proof’ means of communication.
11 July 2022
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Eleven MPLS researchers have been recognised in this year’s MPLS Impact Awards, which showcase research impact across the division and help us to identify examples of impact excellence that will help us to prepare the ground for future Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions and similar exercises.
7 July 2022
The new investment in Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), a spin-out company from the Department of Physics, will accelerate the company’s research and development and fuel its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. The Series A investment funding is the largest ever secured in the UK by a quantum computing start-up.
12 April 2022
Funded by Innovate UK, the £6.8M project will apply machine learning techniques to find fast, automated, and scalable ways to calibrate quantum computers. The aim is to build a system capable of controlling hundreds of qubits simultaneously across different types of quantum hardware.
22 March 2022
The programme will establish a cross-disciplinary community of researchers in quantum computing and computer science, who will collaborate to address the global challenge of delivering quantum computing that is robust, reliable, and trustworthy.
5 November 2021
Oxford University today joins a consortium led by the digital quantum computing company, SEEQC, to build and deliver a full-stack quantum computer for pharmaceutical drug development for Merck KGaA.
29 June 2021
Dr Natalia Ares from the Department of Materials and a team from Oxford and the University of Basel have been working on a machine learning approach which could significantly accelerate the development of quantum technologies.