Welcome to the web page of the Ion Quantum Technology group at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. The group is headed by Dr Winfried Hensinger. Our aim is to develop new quantum technologies, in particular, the ion trap quantum computer. For this purpose our research focuses on applied experimental quantum information science, development of new scalable methods to build ion trap arrays and the generation of large scale entanglement. In the short term, we aim to build quantum simulators and in the long term large scale quantum computers. Another research area is the exploration of the foundations of quantum mechanics. One of our interests is the interaction of atomic and macroscopic systems in the quantum domain. We also carry out research investigating physical processes in biological systems. More information about our research, grouped by different target groups, can be found in the Research Section. Here you can find videos, explanations, interviews with current students and other useful information. You can also go on a Virtual Lab Tour exploring our labs and the technology we develop.
|BBC documentary about our research (screened 31/10/11, 7.30pm, BBC1, Inside Out)|