The Physics Department has nine research groups, access to internationally renowned facilities such as CERN and the Cockcroft Institute, as well as possessing its own such as the Quantum Technology Centre and Isolab. The ULT facilities feature custom-made dilution refrigerators, built in-house with nuclear cooling stages. Underpinning these activities is the research of our theoretical and mathematical physicists, who have made major contributions to quantum cryptography.
My primary focus throughout my research has been on the nascent field of Quantum Information Processing. Currently quantum cryptography, the exploitation of the laws of quantum mechanics to guarantee secure communication, is the only commercial QIP application to exploit individual quanta. In this regard QIP is little more developed than digital communication was following the invention of Morse code. I think that QIP will change the role of information in our lives, in much the same way that digital information has.
Please visit QuantumBase.com for information about the commercialisation of my research.