Physics and astronomy

Experimental Quantum Technologies and Foundations

Module code: 893F3
Level 7 (Masters)
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Test, Presentation

The module will introduce you to the practical implementation of quantum technologies. Topics include:

  • general introduction to quantum computers
  • ion trap quantum computers
  • quantum computing with superconducting qubits
  • quantum computing with neutral atoms
  • linear optics quantum computing
  • other quantum computing implementations
  • hybrid quantum technologies
  • quantum simulators
  • quantum cryptography
  • quantum effects in macroscopic systems
  • quantum effects in biological systems
  • foundations of quantum physics
  • quantum physics and philosophy


Pre-requisites: Level 5: (F3239) Quantum Mechanics 1 [T2].

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand how quantum technologies are implemented in different physical systems.
  • Appreciate the wide range of different quantum technologies.
  • Appreciate the frontiers of quantum technology research.