Paderborn U. to Receive Ample Funding, Establish Itself as Photonic Quantum Technology Center

With “Profilbildung 2020”, the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) provides scope for the development of forward-looking research topics and the sustainable increase in the competitiveness of the respective institutions. To this end, it provides around one million euros in funding per project every year. Building on existing strengths, potential areas are to be expanded that contribute to the further development of research profiles. The University of Paderborn has now successfully prevailed with an application for the potential area “Photonic Quantum Computing”. In it, scientists pursue an interdisciplinary approach to the realization of a photonic quantum computer. In the future, all steps from basic research to new quantum algorithms to the modeling of large, complex quantum systems and the realization of photonic quantum networks for corresponding computing applications will be combined at one location. The project also aims to train a new generation of excellent researchers in the field of quantum computing, taking into account gender equality. With the profile area, Paderborn is to establish itself as an internationally visible center for photonic quantum technologies.

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