Centre for Quantum Engineering, CQE

Centre for Quantum Engineering, CQE

We tackle the pressing scientific and technological questions to release the full potential of quantum technologies in our society.

Quantum Explorations
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Research at CQE

Our research is distributed around four core areas of European interest; quantum sensing, simulation, communication and computing, that are supported by internationally esteemed expertise in quantum enabling technologies.

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Photo: Unto Rautio.

Study Quantum!

Come study Quantum Technology at Aalto University. We offer education in both Bachelor's and Master's levels, and several special courses.

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Quantum Garden
Quantum Garden

Aalto Quantum Play

Aalto Quantum Play is a multidisciplinary research and art project bringing physicists, game makers and artists together to explore quantum technologies through games and playful art. The project will provide platform for all types of collaboration: between students, staff and visiting scholars and artists. The duration of the project is four years starting 2019 and ending in 2022. Aalto Quantum Play is part of a larger Qplay collaboration between Aalto University and University of Turku. Read more.

News

The low-temperature plate inside of the refrigerator. The team attaches their bolometers here. Credit: Aalto University.
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Finnish Quantum Institute announced

InstituteQ will coordinate research, teaching and commercialisation across Finland
Valtteri Lahtinen sailing on Lake Päijänne.
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Valtteri Lahtinen's piece selected as top mathematics article

The mathematics used in the study can be used in the design and development of superconducting quantum circuits, and in the analysis of the models of the logic of quantum computation.
Doctoral hats, 2016
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Dissertation and Master’s thesis Awards in the School of Science in 2020

Every year, Aalto University rewards the top 10% of the doctoral dissertations with an Aalto University Dissertation Award
A small microchip containg quantum circuitry inside a metal sample holder
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New physics rules tested on quantum computer

Simulation of non-Hermitian quantum mechanics using a quantum computer goes beyond centuries old conventions

Events

AQP seminar
Online event

AQP Seminar: A superconductor free of quasiparticles for seconds

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminars (Zoom). Speaker: Elsa Mannila (Aalto University)
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Online event

AQP Seminar: Floquet moiré engineering

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminars (Zoom). Speaker: Dr Gabriel E. Topp (Aalto University, Department of Applied Physics)

About

CQE Scientific Board

Scientific Board

The Scientific Board supports the development of the centre, gives recommendations and considers the big picture in the field of quantum engineering.

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Visitors

Annually, the CQE groups host over 50 equivalent visitor-months from around the world.

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Quantum Garden

Pathfinder projects

The pathfinder projects explore new pathways in the field of quantum engineering at Aalto. They are a testbed to develop ideas that intrigue several groups at CQE.

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Publications. Image: Aino Huovio.

Selected publications

Annually, more than 100 peer reviewed scientific papers are published by the groups of CQE.

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Groups

Pico - Quantum Phenomena and Devices

We investigate mesoscopic physics and its sensor applications. The main focus is on charge transport and thermal properties of metallic, superconducting and hybrid nanostructures.

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Quantum Circuits and Correlations (NANO)

Nano group of the Low Temperature Laboratory investigates fundamental quantum phenomena in nanostructures using low temperature and electronic transport measurements.

Nano cryostat

Quantum Nanomechanics

The NEMS group focuses on studies of micro- and nanomechanical resonators near the quantum ground state of moving objects.

An illustration of the 15-micrometre-wide drumheads prepared on silicon chips used in the experiment. The drumheads vibrate at a high ultrasound frequency, and the peculiar quantum state predicted by Einstein was created from the vibrations. Image: Aalto University / Petja Hyttinen & Olli Hanhirova, ARKH Architects.

Superconducting Qubits and Circuit QED (KVANTTI)

Our group is part of the effort in nanoelectronics in the Low Temperature Laboratory, Department of Applied Physics. The group is doing research in such fields as quantum information and quantum-level effects in superconducting devices, quantum coherent matter, and interaction of electromagnetic fields with nano-structured materials.

Artistic impression of the sample, the pulse sequence, and the density matrix. Image by Antti Paraoanu.

Quantum Computing and Devices (QCD)

We have a major effort on experimental low-temperature physics, but we also carry out computational and theoretical work down to fundamental quantum mechanics.

Quantum Dynamics (QD)

The research interests of the QD group are quantum coherent dynamics and quantum many-body phenomena in designed nanosystems.

Plasmon BEC

Nanoscience and Advanced Materials

Professor Harri Lipsanen

Nanotechnology Group

Photonics

Professor Zhipei Sun

Nanowire optical gate

Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin)

The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) Group focuses on experimental studies of magnetic, magneto-optical, and spin-transport phenomena in new functional materials and hybrid nanoscale structures.

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Atomic Scale Physics

We focus on the experimental study of nanostructures, where the precise nature and location of every atom matters.

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Micro and Quantum Systems

Professor Ilkka Tittonen

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Quantum Transport (QT)

The research group works on theoretical problems in quantum transport.

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Multiscale Statistical and Quantum Physics (MSP)

The MSP group is recognised worldwide in the development of multi-scale and coarse-graining methodologies and their application to condensed matter systems.

Multiscale Statistical and Quantum Physics (MSP)

Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale (SIN)

In the SIN group we apply and develop various atomistic and quantum mechanical simulation methods to study surface and interface physics at the nanoscale, with particular emphasis on working closely with experimentalists and technologists.

SIN group

Turku Quantum Technology (TQT)

TQT is a theoretical physics research group at the University of Turku. Our research primarily focusses on open quantum systems, non-Markovianity, cold atoms, quantum probes, quantum tomography and incompatibility. TQT participates the activities of CQE at Aalto.

Turku Quantum Technology

Mathematical Physics at the University of Helsinki

The mathematical physics group, led by Prof. Antti Kupiainen, investigates mathematical aspects of quantum theory. The group has a strong background in rigorous mathematical applications of quantum field theory and renormalization group analysis. Rigorous mathematical derivation of kinetic limits and statistical
equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics are also a prominent parts of the ongoing research
of the group. The research of the group is problem driven, thus the group is open to adopt methods and approaches of theoretical physics when rigorous mathematical analysis is not possible but the
relevance/interest of the problem motivates its study. The actively contributes to the work of CQE, both in research and teaching.

Mathematical Physics

Where to find us

Nanotalo building

Address: Puumiehenkuja 2
Mon-Fri 7.45-16.00

Nanotalo. Puumiehenkuja 2. Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

CQE director and coordinator

Christian Flindt

Associate professor
T304 Dept. Applied Physics

Minna Günes

Senior Academic Coordinator
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