To manipulate the quantum world, we must first understand the fundamental principles of complex multicomponent quantum devices and the instrumentation that measures and governs their operation.
The centre will develop the science of quantum thermodynamics - the fundamental rules that determine the functioning of quantum engines. Our researchers will pioneer a new generation of instruments tailored to the demanding requirements of quantum sciences, from precision clocks, oscillators, and time-bases, to high-speed cryogenic electronics. They will also apply the world-class advances, made through the first iteration of the centre (2011-2017), to a regime of large-scale quantum machines.
Within the quantum engines and instruments program, our research projects include: