Accelerating the Second Quantum Revolution with CERN Technology


Quantum technologies are set to revolutionise our world by applying the seemingly mysterious laws of physics at the smallest scales to real-world applications such as computing, communications, sensing and imaging.

Many of the extreme requirements faced by quantum technologies are shared with high energy physics such as ultra-high vacuums, precise timing, the need for superconducting materials, and more. For this reason, CERN has built up a wealth of expertise and specific technologies that can directly address challenges in the quantum industry.

      Expertise and key competences for quantum technology

      for superconductivity and ultra-high vacuums
      for quantum communication
      for precise time tagging of single photon events
      for cold atoms and quantum communication

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      CERN's R&D and academic collaboration programme within Quantum
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      Quantum related news 

      The 2022 CERN Knowledge Transfer Highlights report is out

      The report highlights a few examples in 2022 of how CERN’s technology and know-how, paired with the expertise of our partners, can drive innovation and progress for the benefit of society as a whole.

      21 March, 2023

      Combining quantum with high-energy physics

      Quantum leap CERN QTI head Alberto Di Meglio speaking at the QT4HEP event, supported through CERN openlab and sponsored by Google, IBM and Intel

      11 January, 2023

      Quantum deep: delving into quantum technologies at CERN’s QT4HEP conference

      The event discussed the latest developments in quantum technologies and identified activities within particle physics and beyond that can most benefit from their application

      09 November, 2022

      Upcoming events related to Quantum 

      6 Jun/23
      11:00 - 12:00 (