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Quantum information processing and communication in Europe

Objective

Quantum Information Processing and Communication (QIPC) is a vigorously active cross-disciplinary field drawing upon theoretical and experimental physics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and material science. Despite its young age (the first groundbreaking proposals were published in the early- and mid 90s) this novel field is by now one of the most active in natural sciences, as witnessed by a large number of publications in such prominent journals as Nature and Science.

The importance of various research activities within QIPC has been recognized by the FET Open programme, and QIPC is overall one of the most active research fields within FET. At present the European QIPC community has reached a critical mass in all relevant subfields, but there is a clear lack of a structure unifying and coordinating all this variety of research, educational and commercial efforts at the European level. The proposed CA will establish a formal and structured approach for further development of strategic vision, collaboration, and dissemination.

The emergence of a new QIPC technology will make an enormous contribution to the future of Europe witness the effect generated by the vast growth in conventional information technology over recent decades. Rather than replacing IT, a new QIT will emerge alongside it, creating new jobs. The new technology will enable us to perform previously impossible (or utterly difficult) tasks in computing and absolutely secure communication, and therefore contribute to improving the quality of life. The exploitation of quantum effects may revolutionize information processing in the 21st century.

QUROPE will ensure a further systematic advancement of the state of the art in QIPC by converging all efforts at the European level towards building up the QIPC community, in order to develop a common strategy and vision in an orderly and democratic way and prepare the necessary input for the research programmes of the European commission.

Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

KOEBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Noerregade 10
1017 Copenhagen
Denmark

Participants (33)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris Cedex 16
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
75752 Paris Cedex 15
Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Aktiebolag
Sweden
Address

412 96 Goeteborg
EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO PER L'INTERSCAMBIO SCIENTIFICO
Italy
Address
Viale Settimio Severo 65
10133 Torino
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 29, 1R Campus Nord Upc
08034 Barcelona
FYZIKALNY USTAV - SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
84511 Bratislava
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
ISTITUTO TRENTINO DI CULTURA
Italy
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38100 Trento
JYVAESKYLAEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
PL 35 Jyvaskyla
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
Wien
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET BONN
Germany
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
Bonn
SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE
Italy
Address
Piazza Dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands
Address
Kruislaan 413
1098SJ Amsterdam
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
Pockelstrasse 14
38106 Braunschweig
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
2628 BL Delft
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Address
Herzel Street 2
76100 Rehovot
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO
Italy
Address
Via Del Bastione 1
62032 Camerino
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
UNIVERSITAET BASEL
Switzerland
Address
Petersplatz 1
Basel
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Dr. Karl Lueger-ring 1
1010 Wien
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
Geneve 4
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD
France
Address
15, Rue Georges Clemenceau
91405 Orsay Cedex
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol
UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI
Czechia
Address
Krizkovskeho 8
Olomouc
UNIWERSYTET GDANSKI
Poland
Address
Ul. Bazynskiego 1A
80-952 Gdansk
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
Bruxelles