UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute


Annual Reports

Our annual reports cover some of the highlights and achievements from UCLQ across the year.

Get a snapshot of our exciting collaborations, events, research achievements, fellowships and training opportunities by exploring the articles below or downloading a print version of our latest report

Annual Report: Issue 1 2019/20

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From the Director: A year in two states

Professor John Morton reviews the year and details the contents of the 2019/20 annual report.

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Research Highlights

Review the research highlights and news across UCLQ in 2019 and 2020.                                                                                                     

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Starting-up and Spinning-out

Explore how UCL supports innovation from lab to boardroom.                                                                                                                                         

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Dreaming Big

As UCLQ enters its seventh year, we take an opportunity to look back at some major events in our history and peer into what the future might hold.

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Test, Test, and Test

As coronavirus spreads around the world, UCLQ researchers have mobilised.                                                                                                              

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Battle Ready

Why a different conference format is needed for an online world.                                                                                                                                                     

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Ready, steady, code!

UCLQ PhD students Nedeen Al Sharif and Daniel O’Connor lead-up the UCLQ Hackathon team.                                                               

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Summer Learnin'

In September 2019 and September 2020, UCLQ opened its doors for a week to an international cohort of summer school students.                                                   

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In the media

This year has seen stories about quantum computing capture the mainstream after Google’s announcement on quantum ‘supremacy’.

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Industry Day: Quantum in the future

In September 2019, UCLQ and guests gathered in the Barbican Centre to discuss how quantum technologies will shape the world 10 years from now.

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Training: Sector-led

Since 2014, UCL has been the home of one of three EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training in Quantum Technologies.

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Working Life: Back to school

Dr Alissa Silva joins UCLQ from NPL, as a teaching fellow for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies.

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Alumni Matters: Flying the nest

Catching-up with alumni of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies.         

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Insight: Confidence in quantum

NPL’s Dr Rhys Lewis talks about the UK government’s ambition is to be the world’s first quantum-ready economy.

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Outreach: Sightseeing

Dr Sofia Qvarfort shares the stories of visually impaired people at university in her podcast, VIP@Uni.