Launched in October 2018 PASQuanS (Programmable Atomic Large-Scale Quantum Simulation) is a 3-year project developing a next-generation platform of quantum simulation. One of 20 projects chosen for the Quantum Flagship's initial ramp-up phase, PASQuanS received €9,257,515 in funding from the European Commission.
In many fields, problems exist that cannot be solved using conventional computation. These fields include:
- fundamental science
- materials development
- quantum chemistry
Quantum simulators aim to solve these problems by exploiting the quantum mechanical properties of real particles.
Advanced quantum simulation platforms are based on systems made up of ultracold atoms and ions. Neutral-atom simulators can handle more than 100 cold atoms in optical lattices or arrays of optical tweezers, interacting via either collisional or Rydberg-state-mediated interactions. The ion-trap platform can control a maximum of 20 ions.
The aims of the PASQuanS project are to scale up these platforms to more than 1000 atoms or ions, to improve the control methods and to make the simulators fully programmable.
The PASQuanS project consortium consists of 14 partners from 5 European Countries (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, and Austria). Project Coordinator Immanuel Bloch is based at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, near Munich.
- Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
- University of Padova
- Heidelberg University
- University of Strathclyde
- The Free University of Berlin
- The Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
- Forschungszentrum Jülich
- Institut d´optique théorique et appliquée
- The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
- TOPTICA Photonics AG
- My Cryo Firm
- Azur Light Systems (ALS)
- Atos BULL
PASQuanS receives €9,257,515 in funding for the 3-year project.
Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch
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