Research Projects

The National Quantum Science and Technology Institute (NQSTI) is a consortium funded under Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza (PNRR) in the framework of the European Union - NextGenerationEU. It was officially launched in January 2023 and will run for three years. 

The Center conducts R&D for innovation in high-performance computing, simulations, and big data analytics. Spoke 10 on Quantum Computing will operate along three lines of inquiry: the creation of applications that use quantum calculators as accelerators to solve otherwise unresolvable problems; the development of hardware and software tools that facilitate the planning of quantum calculators; and the planning large and scalable quantum computers.

Quantum Secure Networks Partnership [Web] [Twitter] [YouTube] is the new European Quantum Flagship project in quantum communications. QSNP aims to develop and deploy quantum cryptography technology that will permit the ultra-secure transmission of information through the network [press release].

QuantHEP – Quantum Computing Solutions for High-Energy Physics is a research project whose key goal is to develop quantum algorithms as a solution to the increasingly challenging, and soon intractable, problem of analysing and simulating events from large particle-physics experiments.

PACE-IN - Photon-Atom Cooperative Effects at Interfaces is a research project whose key goal is to meet the critical challenge of studying, implementing and optimizing ground-breaking, dynamically-controlled interfaces between atomic systems and photons for functional devices for quantum information processing and communication.

With the support of the Italian Space Agency, QSI (Subdiffraction Quantum Imaging) will explore the use of structured detection of light and artificial intelligence to boost image resolution beyond the diffraction limit in the photon-counting regime.

Within the national program PRIN 2022, the goal of this project is to test the integration of a spatial-mode demultiplexer and single-photon detectors with the diffraction-limited Cassegrain telescope at the facility of ASI (Italian Space Agency) in Matera. In a controlled environment, we will characterize a protocol of quantum hypothesis testing for exoplanet detection introduced by Huang and Lupo [REF, popular summary].