Continually pushing the boundaries of quantum research leads to new theoretical perspectives, proposed experiments and practical technologies.
A new initiative established last fall with support from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) continues to push boundaries. The Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) program tackles three grand challenges in quantum research:
- the development of a universal quantum processor,
- impactful quantum sensors and
- long-distance quantum communication.
Under the direction of DAVID CORY, Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate, TQT aims to connect academic research with industry applications in a variety of fields, and to continue paving the way for transformative quantum technologies.
“Quantum mechanics enable devices that are otherwise impossible in the classical world, and these revolutionary devices will transform the way we interact with and learn about the world,” said Cory. “Transformative Quantum Technologies aims to develop new quantum technologies and to connect quantum devices to applications spanning the fields of medicine, health, navigation, environment, materials and others.”