May 26, 2014
Lancaster University launches Quantum Technology Centre
Centre director Yuri Pashkin and Mark Rushforth from the faculty of science and technology at Lancaster University speak to nanotechweb.org about the new Quantum Technology Centre, which will be launched on Wednesday 28 May.
The first phase of Lancaster’s Quantum Technology Centre represents an investment of £6m. The centre has its sights set on quantum futures both in terms of emerging technologies as well as the economy. It is closely aligned with industry and aims to provide the optimum environment to foster research progress at the cutting edge of the field, while nurturing the next generation of researchers who will take the technology to the next level.
The centre officially launches on Wednesday 28 May with a reception followed by a one-day conference on Thursday 29 May. To hear more about the motivation behind the centre’s development, current research and facilities, and plans for the future, as well as details of the launch itself, listen to centre director Yuri Pashkin and Mark Rushforth in the audio clip above.
Prof. Yuri Pashkin is Chair of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at Lancaster University and one of the directors of the Quantum Technology Centre.
Dr Mark Rushforth is Head of Business Partnerships & Enterprise, Physical Sciences at Lancaster University.
About the author
Anna Demming is online editor for nanotechweb.org.