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Application-ready superresolution in space and frequency

The wave-particle duality of light introduces two fundamental problems to imaging: the diffraction limit and photon shot noise. With quantum information theory one can tackle both of them with a single holistic formalism: model the light as a quantum object, consider any quantum measurement, and pick the one that gives the best statistics. While Helstrom pioneered the theory and first applied it to incoherent imaging back in the 1970s, it was not until recently that the approach offered genuine surprises on the age-old topic by predicting a new class of superior imaging methods.

Continuously Monitored Quantum Sensors: Smart Tools and Applications

Acquiring and interpreting data about physical processes is vital for science and technology. C’MON-QSENS!’s targeted breakthrough is to develop tools to interpret data acquired from quantum sensors. Indeed, quantum-enhanced ultra-precise sensors are among the most disruptive quantum technologies with near-term applications in several disciplines, but with a limited reach so far.

Experimentally-oriented Device Independent CrypTography

Current state-of-the art quantum-assisted cryptography provides safety beyond what can be achieved with current classical technologies. Yet still, its safety is at question when we consider possibilities of quantum hacking or malicious producers of necessary quantum resources.

Magnetic-Atom Quantum Simulator

We propose to realize a novel quantum simulator made of magnetic atoms in periodic potentials, which will enable the investigation of quantum-many body problems associated with long-range dipole-dipole interactions.

Photon-Atom Cooperative Effects at Interfaces

Functional devices for quantum information processing and communication must make use of appropriate matter-light interfaces. Their key role in bringing quantum devices towards practical applications is essential. Hence, building the conceptual and technological base for such interfaces will pave the way for the scalable quantum computation and quantum Internet. The overall objective of this proposal is to meet the critical challenge of studying, implementing and optimizing ground-breaking, dynamically-controlled interfaces between matter and light.

Quantum 3D Imaging at high speed and high resolution

Qu3D aims at designing and implementing quantum plenoptic cameras: radically novel 3D imaging devices exploiting both momentum-position entanglement and photon-number correlations to enable the typical refocusing and ultra-fast, scanning-free, 3D imaging capabilities of plenoptic devices, but with dramatically enhanced performances:

Quantum Computing Solutions for High-Energy Physics

The key goal of project QuantHEP – Quantum Computing Solutions for High-Energy Physics is to develop quantum algorithms as a solution to the increasingly challenging, and soon intractable, problem of analysing and simulating events from large particle-physics experiments.

Quantum Computation with Schrödinger cat states

This project seeks to establish a radically new, alternative approach to realizing the fundamental building blocks of quantum computers with superconducting qubits. In the next 3 years, we plan to employ only a handful of realistic components to realize robust error-corrected logical quantum bits.