Centre for Quantum Engineering, CQE

CQE

Centre for Quantum Engineering (CQE) tackles the most challenging scientific and technological questions, to release the full potential of our expertise for the benefit of industry and society.

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CQE research activities

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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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

Tutkija Ville Jokinen Micronovassa materiaalinäyte kädessään, kuva Aino Huovio
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One million euros to research of radiation detection

Academy of Finland funds projects to develop highly sensitive imaging and measurement techniques.
Entä jos kvanttilaskenta vähentäisi merkittävästi autoilun päästöjä?(kuva: Aleksi Neuvonen)
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What if quantum computing could cut all car pollution?

Quantum computing reduces processing times from millions of years to mere seconds, compared to the fastest supercomputer. IQM is turning this remarkable fact into a scale-able reality
European Quantum Meeting. Photo: Quantum Flagship.
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Helsinki becomes the epicentre of the European Quantum Flagship event

On October 17-18th, over 250 European quantum experts gathered in Helsinki to discuss the present and future of quantum technologies.
A computer rendering of a quantum knot, which appears as 4 large peaks tied together at the middle
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Researchers watch quantum knots untie

After first reporting the existence of quantum knots, Aalto University & Amherst College researchers now report how the knots behave

Events

The details avaiable on the page in a picture with a colourful cartoon of an antropomorphic qubit
Exhibitions and fairs

Quantum Explorations

#QuEx showcases some of the world-leading research and technology development taking place on campus.
AQP seminar
Lectures and seminars

AQP Seminar: Robustness of a superadiabatic process realized with a superconducting circuit

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminar (Nanotalo). Speaker: Dr. Shruti Dogra (Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University)

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.

Samples

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.

Artistic depiction of a bright light in space / made by Ray Scipak

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

The Nanoscience and Advanced Materials group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the nanofabrication research center Micronova and has about 15 researchers. The group hosts Tekes-funded FiDiPro (Finland Distinguished Professor) Nasser Peyghambarian from University of Arizona jointly with University of Eastern Finland. Research is mainly funded by external sources, especially the National Technology Agency (Tekes), the Academy of Finland, EU, ESA and industry.

Nanotechnology Group

Photonics

The Photonics Group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group studies electrical and optical properties of various nanomaterials for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The group is located in the Micronova Research Center.

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.

Atomic scale physics

Micro and Quantum Systems

The Micro and Quantum Systems group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the nanofabrication research center Micronova.

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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

Computational Electronic Structure Theory (CEST)

CEST is developing electronic structure and machine learning methods and applying them to computational materials science problems.

CEST group photo

About

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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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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
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