Center for Quantum Science and Engineering

Shaping the Quantum World


What is quantum?

Discover how the phenomena predicted by the laws of quantum mechanics can be harnessed to bring radical changes in many areas of technology and society

Research at QSE

Explore our research pillars in the areas of quantum hardware and software

Education at QSE

Find out what the QSE Center has to offer for training the future leaders in quantum science and technology.


Running quantum software on a classical computer

Two physicists, from EPFL and Columbia University, have introduced an approach for simulating the quantum approximate optimization algorithm using a traditional computer. Instead of running the algorithm on advanced quantum processors, the new approach uses a classical machine-learning algorithm that closely mimics the behavior of near-term quantum computers.

Light meets superconducting circuits

EPFL researchers have developed a light-based approach to read out superconducting circuits, overcoming the scaling-up limitations of quantum computing systems.

Quantum computing: Cold chips can control qubits

A cryogenic controller chip opens the door to solving the ‘wiring bottleneck’ and subsequently to realize a fully integrated, scalable quantum computer. A research from QuTech in the Netherlands, from Intel Corp and from EPFL professor Edoardo Charbon.