Research Centres

This is the *start* of a list of links to quantum computing research centres, with selected quotes (in italics) from their Home/About page.  Please send any suggestions for additions using the Contact form.

Bar-Ilan University Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials – (Israel) university running project called Quantox to develop quantum computer.

Centre for QUANTUM COMPUTING & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (CQC2T) (Australia) – spread over a number of Universities in Australia. Involved in a wide variety of areas of quantum tech research.

USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC) based at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI)“seeks to close the gap between academic research in quantum computation and real-world critical problems. A joint effort of Lockheed Martin Corporation and the University of Southern California, the Quantum Computation Center (QCC) is exploring the power of adiabatic quantum computing, in which problems are encoded into the lowest energy (“coldest”) state of a physical quantum system.” – WikiPedia Page

Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies : University of Sussex“is focused on the exploitation and development of disruptive quantum technologies. The Centre hosts nine research groups covering the broad spectrum of quantum technologies as well as hosting a number of associate member groups that share significant overlap with our mission.”  The Director of the Centre “Winfried Hensinger heads the Ion Quantum Technology group. His group develops quantum computers, quantum simulators and portable quantum sensors using trapped ions. The group works on the construction of a prototype quantum computer at the University of Sussex and they develop integrated ion trap microchips for quantum computers, simulators and sensors.”

The UCL (University College London) Quantum Science & Technology Institute (UCLQ)“serves to coordinate and support research across the university across a range of departments and disciplines, helping to develop this fast-advancing field of research. The institute promotes engagement with quantum science and technology, both for the public and for end users, including a range of public events, a network of government and industry stakeholders, and research into the responsible innovation policies.”

Imperial College London – Quantum Systems Engineering Skills and Training Hub “offers research training for engineers and scientists aspiring to follow careers in emerging quantum technology industries… The centre draws heavily from a diverse selection of world leading engineers & scientists pushing their research into the quantum domain. Using challenge-based learning and industry placements, it will produce graduates with the capacity to grow the UK’s QT industry through start-ups and innovation.”

Chalmers University Of Technology (Sweden) – QUANTUM DEVICE PHYSICS LABORATORY – Have worked on showing ability to host a Majorana fermion particle, which could be used as a stable building block of a quantum computer, see 20th February 2018 – Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology edge closer to quantum computing breakthroughV3

NASA logo NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division – Quantum Computing“In support of NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL), the NAS facility hosts a 1,097-qubit D-Wave 2X™ quantum computer. The QuAIL project is a collaborative effort among NASA, Google, and Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to explore the potential for quantum computers to tackle optimization problems that are difficult or impossible for traditional supercomputers to handle. Our facility engineers work closely with partner teams and D-Wave to plan and design the power, cooling, and network infrastructure required to maintain the D-Wave system at its near-absolute-zero operating temperature and protect it from vibration and electromagnetic noise.”

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT Centre for Theoretical Physics – Quantum Information and Quantum Computing Research “Ongoing research at MIT in QI/QC includes work on new quantum algorithms, efficient simulations of quantum systems, connections to convex optimization, understanding the role of decoherence in excitonic transport (e.g. in photosynthesis) and many other topics.”

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Quantum Engineering Group“studies quantum dynamics and control in spin systems, with applications to quantum information and precision measurement.”

Oxform Quantum (Oxform University) “Oxford University is the UK’s largest and most diverse centre for quantum research. We have 38 separate research teams, with a total of around 200 researchers. Oxford is therefore one of the world’s largest centres for quantum science.  Much of our work is aimed toward quantum technology: harnessing quantum effects in a new generation of devices that will outperform existing machines. We also have research ranging from quantum foundations through to the role of quantum physics in living systems.”

University of Bristol – Bristol Quantum Information Institute “Long at the forefront of the growing worldwide activity in this area, the Bristol Quantum Information Institute crystalises our research across the entire spectrum, from theory to technology. With our expert cross-disciplinary team, including founders of the field, we have expertise in all major areas of theoretical quantum information science and in experiment.”


Texas A&M

University of Waterloo

University of Maryland

Tokyo Institute of Technology



Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT)Chalmers University Of Technology (Sweden) – A technology revolution – the second quantum revolution – is under way, with quantum computers, intercept-proof communications and hyper-sensitive measuring methods in sight. The research programme Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology is a decade long SEK 1 billion investment programme that aims to take Swedish research and industry to the forefront of this technology revolution.”
(NOTE: SEK 1 billions is approx $123million (on 16th March 2018)).