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 superconducting materials, ultra-high vacuums, precise timing, and much 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 

      CERN Quantum Technology Initiative unveils strategic roadmap shaping CERN’s role in next quantum revolution

      CERN QTI reaches its next milestone today, with the unveiling of a first roadmap defining its medium- and long-term quantum research programme

      14 October, 2021

      Scaling up quantum ambitions with CERN

      The CERN Knowledge Transfer group has recently been exploring how CERN technology or know-how can help accelerate European quantum ambitions.

      Knowledge sharing
      23 April, 2021
      Knowledge sharing
      23 April, 2021

      Making hardware design open and free

      Meet Javier Serrano, head of the Hardware and Timing Section, Beam Controls Group (BE-CO), in this issue of our Knowledge Transfer spotlight series

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