Quantum Metrology Institute opens
Quantum technologies are set to change the world in many different areas. The unique quantum behaviour of fundamental particles such as atoms, electrons and photons can be exploited to create a new class of powerful computers, novel sensors, secure communications and precision timing and navigation applications. The government is investing in a national quantum technologies programme to develop these opportunities for economic growth and greater security and resilience for the UK.
NPL’s Quantum Metrology Institute plays a key role in the creation of a UK industry based on quantum technologies, bringing together all of NPL's leading quantum science and metrology research and providing the expertise and facilities needed for academia and industry to test, validate and, ultimately, commercialise new quantum technologies.