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Single photon emitter takes a step closer to quantum tech

— To get closer to quantum technology we need to develop non-classical light sources that can emit a single photon at a time and do so on demand. Scientists at EPFL have now designed one of these “single photon emitters” that can work at room temperature and are based on quantum dots grown on cost-effective silicon substrates.

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Cristina Benea-Chelmus builds ideas into reality

— Assistant Professor of Microengineering in the School of Engineering Cristina Benea-Chelmus has a passion for building new things. As Deputy Director of EPFL’s new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE), she will be exploring new hybrid photonic technologies that may benefit quantum applications, along with helping to build a world-class transdisciplinary research and education center.

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Quantum Science and Engineering Center researchers awarded ERC Grants

— Two researchers affiliated with the EPFL Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, Jean-Phillippe Brantut and Giuseppe Carleo, were awarded European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants last month.

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Philippe Caroff joins QSE Center as Executive Director

— Philippe Caroff began his tenure as Executive Director of the EPFL Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) in March 2022. With a background in industry, most recently as Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Quantum, Caroff looks forward to bridging the gap between academia and industry, and sharing the ‘fantastic’ world of quantum with the wider public.

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“I like to get out of my comfort zone”

— Kirsten Moselund has her work cut out for her, and she couldn’t be happier. She has just been appointed full professor of electronics and microtechnology at EPFL’s School of Engineering and will run the new Laboratory for Nano and Quantum Technologies at the Paul Scherrer Institute.

Jean-Philippe Brantut and Giuseppe Carleo © 2022 EPFL

Two IPHYS researchers awarded ERC Consolidator Grants

— Two professors at EPFL’s Institute of Physics have been awarded Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). As Switzerland currently has a non-association status to Horizon Europe, their projects will be financed by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

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