Quantum Foundations and Technologies Group

Our group carries out research primarily to study quantum systems, both theoretically and experimentally, from the formal mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics to its applications in technology.

Welcome from head of group

Welcome to the Quantum Foundations and Technologies Group. Our interests are in all things ‘quantum’.

Our research covers number of topics in quantum physics, both pure and applied, and both theoretical and experimental, ranging from the nature of entanglement and decoherence in open quantum systems to quantum technologies such as optoelectronic devices and quantum computing.

Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Head of Quantum Foundations and Technologies Group

Jim Al-Khalili CBE FRS is a theoretical physicist at the University of Surrey where he holds a Distinguished Chair in physics as well as a university chair in the public engagement in science. He currently leads the Quantum Foundations and Technologies Research Group in the School of Mathematics and Physics.He received his PhD in theoretical nuclear physics from Surrey in 1989 a...

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If you have a query regarding our new MSc degree programme, then please get in touch with any member of academic staff of our group.

People in a seminar

Upcoming seminars

Our group holds regular meetings covering a wide range of topics in modern quantum sciences. This includes both fundamental, mathematical, and practical aspects.

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School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Surrey
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