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Programmable Atomic Large-Scale Quantum Simulation

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-03
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Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 725 000

Participants (16)

INSTITUT D'OPTIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUEE IOTA - SUPOPTIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 663 848,75
Address
Avenue Augustin Fresnel - Campus Polytechnique - Rd 128 2
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 666 000
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 336 151,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 414 010,62
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 333 000
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 752 795,63
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 333 000
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MY CRYO FIRM
France
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
20 Villa Des Carrières
94120 Fontenay-sous-bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BULL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 403 502,50
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IXBLUE
France
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
34 Rue De La Croix De Fer
78100 Saint Germain En Laye
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AZUR LIGHT SYSTEMS
France
EU contribution
€ 297 206,25
Address
11 Avenue De Canteranne Cite De La Photonique Bar Meropa
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Lochhamer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 333 000
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
PASQAL
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
2 Avenue Augustin Fresnel
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PARITY QUANTUM COMPUTING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rennweg 1, Top 314
6020 Innsbruck
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)