December 1, 2018
2018 National Quantum Technologies Showcase
QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London 9 November 2018 The quantum community gathered once again earlier this month in central London to mark what has become a fixture in the industry calendar – the annual national quantum technologies showcase. With over 80 exhibits and more than 700 delegates, the event was the biggest yet and representative […]
November 13, 2018
Two major projects in the area of quantum secure communications awarded ISCF Quantum Technologies Pioneer funding!
The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) brings together leading research and business to tackle the big societal and industrial challenges today. 2018 saw the investment of a further £20m, part of the overall ISCF quantum technology allocation, towards projects designed as industry-led collaborations with academics and further pursuing research and development geared towards […]
October 27, 2018
Further Investment into Quantum Technologies
Last month the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced renewed government investment of £80m (plus £15m for capital equipment) to help further develop quantum technologies as part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme. The quantum technologies sector has been identified as a key component of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy. The funding will support research and […]
September 14, 2018
Quantum Wonderland at New Scientist Live, London, 20-23 September 2018
Over four days in September, the Quantum Communications Hub co-ordinated the presence of the Quantum City public engagement initiative of the national programme at one of UK’s largest science festivals – the New Scientist Live. Featuring many interactive demos, Hub colleagues from Heriot Watt and partners from the other Hubs and the Quantum CDTs showcased […]
July 26, 2018
New ETSI White Paper on Implementation Security of Quantum Cryptography
ETSI, the independent, not-for-profit internationally recognized standards body dealing with telecommunications, broadcasting and other electronic communications networks and services, have just published their latest White Paper: Implementation Security of Quantum Cryptography – Introduction, Challenges, Solutions. The paper was authored with significant input by our Quantum Communications Hub colleagues (Director Tim Spiller; quantum networking lead and Chair of […]
July 25, 2018
Atomic Architects exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition!
Our Quantum Communications Hub colleague, Professor Brian Gerardot and his ‘Atomic Architects’ team from Heriot-Watt University recently took part in the prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition which celebrates the cutting edge of UK science. Seven fast-paced but enjoyable days were spent at the Royal Society in London chatting to visitors of all ages about the […]
June 18, 2018
The third annual report is now published!
The third annual report of the Quantum Communications Hub, covering the period 2016-2017, was published earlier this month. The report was compiled with input from across the partnership and covers technical developments across all technology themes as well as content on partnership resource projects, user engagement events, outreach activities and much more. The report can […]
June 13, 2018
Hub Partner Cambridge Launches UK’s First Quantum Network
Cambridge, Wednesday 13 June 2018 The UK’s first quantum network, a major Hub deliverable, was launched today in Cambridge, enabling ‘unhackable’ communications, made secure by the laws of physics, between three sites around the city. The ‘metro’ network provides secure quantum communications between the Electronic Engineering Division at West Cambridge, the Department of Engineering in the city […]
June 1, 2018
Stakeholders of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme launch new public engagement website
The Network of UK Quantum Technology Hubs, National Physical Laboratory and Centres for Doctoral Training in quantum technology have today launched a new website to provide information about the impact of the emerging technologies. Branded Quantum City (www.quantumcity.org.uk) and featuring content in non-technical, engaging language, the website aims to promote awareness, create interest and address […]
April 13, 2018
We are hiring!
We are seeking a talented postdoctoral research associate to work on an experimental project looking at assurance for quantum random number generators (QRNGs). This position is funded by the EPSRC’s Quantum Communications Hub and will be based at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington in the group led by Dr Alastair Sinclair. The project will […]