Quantum technologies and fundamental science
The world’s first "International Max Planck Partnership" supports research around ‘Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit’ (MOQL).
Emerging and future technologies: Observation and Measurement at the Quantum Limit
Observation and Measurement at the Quantum Limit (MOQL).
Minister for Science, MSP
Professor Jim Hough
UK Director of the Partnership
"It is great that the world’s first "International Max Planck Partnership" was launched by Scottish Universities. This is another example of the global reputation and strength of research in Scotland and will help further boost our higher education sector."
"The strong research links provide a sustainable basis for increasing scientific knowledge. This new Max Planck Partnership is particularly exciting because it could pave the way to pioneering results in basic science and to novel technologies."
A major boost
to new quantum technologies and fundamental science in Scotland.
in fundamental or 'discovery' science - leading physics research groups from five Scottish Universities: The Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, St Andrews, Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh.
to Germany - five Max Planck Institutes involved: MPI for Gravitational Physics, MPI for the Science of Light, MPI for Quantum Optics, MPI for Chemical Physics and the MPI for Solid State Physics.
and knowledge exchange between leading domestic and international institutes: Scotland establishes itself as an international hub for cutting-edge science and technology – and a magnet for the world’s best researchers in the field.
Strong research links
Science that forms the foundations
The IMPP is supported by funding from the Scottish Funding Council, and a joint grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Science & Technology Facilities Council. The Scottish universities involved also contribute to the initial £5 million funding package, which lasts five years.
of emerging and future technologies.
Quantum technologies and fundamental science in Scotland
This scientific area plays a significant role in fundamental research as well as in a variety of hi-tech industry sectors including oil field exploration and quantum computing. It has become a magnet for the world’s best researchers in the field.
Upcoming workshop: Materials for Quantum Technologies
27-29th August 2014 at St. Andrews University
This workshop will bring together world-leading scientists working in the areas of quantum materials, topologically-protected states and quantum computation, to discuss the potential for exploiting condensed matter systems for future quantum technologies.