(LabMateOnline) The University of Glasgow has announced the opening of a dedicated centre for quantum technology research. The University also opened applications for a million-dollar scholarship fund for graduate student recruitment, supported with funding from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
The University already leads QuantIC, the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Imaging opened in 2014 and contributes to three other Quantum Technology Hubs launched at the same time; Glasgow researchers and are currently working with more than 50 industrial partners. The University’s James Watt Nanofabrication Centre and its commercial arm, Kelvin Nanotechnology Ltd, also provide essential support to the Centre, through creation of components underpinning new quantum technologies in areas including computing, imaging, communications and sensors.
The University has received $500,000 (£425,000) from the SPIE Endowment Matching Program, which has been 100% matched by the University, creating a fund worth a total of $1m (£850,000).
The SPIE Early Career Researcher Accelerator Fund in Quantum Photonics supports two new schemes at the University- an annual SPIE Early Career Researcher in Quantum Photonics Scholarship, awarded to an outstanding University of Glasgow graduate student; and the SPIE Global Early Career Research program that will pair several University early-career researchers with counterparts from outside laboratories for six-month-long shared projects.
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