Centre for Quantum Technologies
per website: Our mission Our mission is to conduct interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental research in quantum theory and its application to information technologies. The discovery that quantum physics allows fundamentally new modes of information processing has required that classical theories of computation, information and cryptography be superseded by their quantum generalizations. These hold out the promise of faster computation and more secure communication than is possible classically. We focus on the development of quantum technologies for the coherent control of individual photons and atoms and explore both the theory and the practical possibilities of constructing quantum-mechanical devices for cryptography and computation.