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Programmable Atomic Large-Scale Quantum Simulation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 817482

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 257 515

  • EU contribution

    € 9 257 515

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

Objective

PASQuanS will perform a decisive transformative step for quantum simulation towards programmable analogue simulators addressing questions in fundamental science, materials development, quantum chemistry and real-world problems of high importance in industry. PASQuanS builds on the impressive achievements of the most advanced quantum simulation platforms, based on atoms and ions. The neutral-atom simulators handle more than 50 cold atoms in optical lattices or arrays of optical tweezers, interacting via either collisional or Rydberg-state-mediated interactions. The ion-trap platform reaches unsurpassed control with up to 20 ions. By scaling up these platforms towards >1000 atoms/ions, by improving control methods and making these simulators fully programmable, PASQuanS will push these already well-advanced platforms far beyond both the state-of-the-art and the reach of classical computation. Full programmability will make it possible to address quantum annealing or optimization problems much sooner than digital quantum computation. PASQuanS will demonstrate a quantum advantage for non-trivial problems, paving the way towards practical and industrial applications. PASQuanS tightly unites five experimental groups with complementary methods to achieve the technological goals, connected with six theoretical teams focusing on certification, control techniques and applications of the programmable platforms, and five industrial partners in charge of the key developments of enabling technologies and possible commercial spin-offs of the project. PASQuanS will result in modular building blocks for a future generation of quantum simulators. Possible end-users of these simulators, major industrial actors, are tightly associated with the consortium. In a cross-fertilization process, they will be engaged in a dialogue on quantum simulation, and help to identify and implement key applications where quantum simulation provides a competitive advantage.

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Address

Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 725 000

Participants (14)

INSTITUT D'OPTIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUEE IOTA - SUPOPTIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 663 848,75

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 666 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 336 151,25

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 414 010,62

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 333 000

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 752 795,63

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 333 000

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

MY CRYO FIRM

France

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

BULL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 403 502,50

MUQUANS

France

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

AZUR LIGHT SYSTEMS

France

EU Contribution

€ 297 206,25

TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 333 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 817482

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 257 515

  • EU contribution

    € 9 257 515

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany