Quantum Research

Fascinating quantum research and the creation of a Swedish quantum computer

Jan 22, 2024

How does it all work – in depth – nature; the atoms, our cells, and our diseases? To understand these, requires simulations which are unthinkable even for today’s supercomputers; but which are within reach when one succeeds in creating a sufficiently powerful quantum computer. Quantum physics may unlock many new applications in everything from encryption to healthcare. This quantum computer is part of the 100 million-plus-dollar project WACQT – Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology. The research is underway now at several universities in Sweden and is led by Per Delsing at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Where the computer itself is built. Chalmers is responsible for quantum computing and quantum simulation. KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) is responsible for quantum communication, and Lund University for development of quantum sensing. At Chalmers, there is also a testbed, a copy of the current quantum computer, where researchers from academia as well as industry can learn to solve problems using quantum technology, while the work with the original quantum computer to add additional qubits is ongoing.