Chemical bonds are quantum mechanical. Because of this, quantum mechanics is required to understand many of the functionally important properties of molecules. Quantum mechanical behaviour can also be exploited to study the structure, dynamics and composition of molecular objects and collections of molecules, such as those that occur in cells and tissues. In this way quantum mechanical methods are also used to study molecular biology. 

Quantum Simulations range from the development of our fundamental understanding of molecules, through chemical applications, to a range of applications of quantum phenomena used to study biomedical problems. Examples include obtaining a deep understanding of bond making and bond breaking in chemical reactions and the use of coherent quantum superposition states for ultrasensitive measurements of protein and DNA structure and dynamics and their interactions with drug molecules.

Row 1

Photonic Quantum Simulations

We are interested in boson sampling for various applications in chemistry and quantum algorithm development. Our research also includes simulation of spin systems using photons and a study of computational complexity of linear photonic networks.

Kolthammer Group

Walmsley Group

Kim Group

Molecular Quantum Simulations

We study quantum simulations using single photon-single molecule interaction at the extremely low temperature limit.

Tarbutt Group

Ionic Quantum Simulations

We develop a scheme for quantum simulations using techniques to control ionic motion in a harmonic potential.

Thompson Group

Mintert Group

Row 2

Quantum Simulation for Materials

Our highly interdisciplinary team of researchers work with industry partners to develop schemes to simulate chemical reactions, energy structures of materials and characterisation of spin systems, using medium-sized quantum processors.

Haynes Group    Berta Group 

Knight Group    Foulkes Group 

Knolle Group     Mintert Group     

Kim Group

Quantum Chemistry

Chemical bonds are quantum mechanical. Because of this, quantum mechanics is required to understand many of the functionally important properties of molecules. Quantum Chemistry ranges from the development of our fundamental understanding of molecules, through chemical applications, to a range of applications of quantum phenomena used to study biomedical problems. 

Klug Group        Bearpark Group

Quantum Materials

We study strongly correlated quantum systems which may exhibit exotic stares of matter. This includes superfluid, supersolids, quantum Hall effect and topological states of matter.

Lee Group