University of Sussex
University of Sussex is contributing an early stage proof-of-principle trapped ion quantum processor to the project. This system, operating initially with just 2 to 5 qubits, will act as a vehicle for technology transfer and provide vital estimates of performance metrics relevant to the design of quantum error correction techniques to be developed with other project partners.
The University of Sussex is a top tier research-intensive UK public institution. The department of physics has a strong reputation in atomic physics, and decades of experience in trapped ion experiments. It also hosts the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies, bringing together high impact research across quantum computing, quantum communications, and quantum sensing. The research team's particular expertise is at the quantum hardware level, and in the lower classical control layers of the full stack.