ELTE buys a quantum optic chip
The world’s largest quantum optic processor was presented at an event last year by QuiX Quantum, the developer and marketer of the product. Quantum optic processors are the central units of quantum computers and can perform computations at a greater speed than any current supercomputer.
The fifth quantum hardware in the world, which is the first in Central and Eastern Europe, was purchased jointly by two ELTE research groups. The scientific workshop at the Faculty of Science is led by Gábor Vattay, university full professor, and the one at the Faculty of Informatics is supervised by Tamás Kozsik, university associate professor.
ELTE will be using the QuiX chip for scientific research in the field of quantum photonic computing. The device will allow us to carry out boson sampling experiments – similar to what Chinese researchers have recently used to demonstrate the so-called quantum dominance – and to create the building blocks of quantum neural networks.
Currently, many (15–20) internationally renowned research groups work on research topics related to quantum informatics in Hungarian research institutes and universities. The National Laboratory of Quantum Informatics brings together these Hungarian resources in physics, engineering, mathematics, and informatics, whose activities can be further focused on certain theoretical and applied areas of quantum technology that are emerging rapidly. The role and significance of Hungary in the presently unfolding broad horizon of quantum informatics can be maximised through prudent and coordinated developments within the framework of the National Laboratory.
Quantum technology fundamentally exceeds the limits of traditional methods
in terms of safety, efficiency, accuracy, and sensitivity. Scientific and technical progress has reached a level where research results can be put into practice step by step. This opens up new revolutionary opportunities for society and the economy, which is why it has earned itself the title of ‘second quantum revolution’.