September 12, 2018 / Fachbereich Physik

Quantum phenomena in a networked world

3.6 million euros for new quantum-technology project at the University of Stuttgart

Word is spreading that quantum technologies serve as a basis for extremely fast computers and for absolutely secure data transmission. Less known, however, is that these novel technologies can also be used to perform complete computations on a remote quantum server without having to divulge any information about the data or the calculations themselves. Such innovative applications are the topic of the project "Silicon photonics in secure quantum networks – SiSiQ", led by Prof. Stefanie Barz at the Institute of Functional Matter and Quantum Technologies of the University of Stuttgart. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is now funding the project within the "Quantum Futur" framework with 3.6 million Euros.