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CERN Quantum Technology Initiative

We're delighted to be sponsoring CERN Courier's CERN Quantum Technology Initiative webinar on the 31st March at 2pm (CET). The talk will be presented by Alberto Di Meglio.

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Quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionise science and society but are still in their infancy. In recent years, the growing importance and the potential impact of quantum technology development has been highlighted by increasing investments in R&D worldwide in both academia and industry.

Cutting edge research in quantum systems has been performed at CERN for many years to investigate the still many open questions in quantum mechanics and particle physics. However, only recently the different ongoing activities in quantum computing, sensing communications and theory have been brought under a common strategy to assess the potential impact on future CERN experiments.

This webinar will introduce the new CERN Quantum Technology Initiative, give an overview of the Laboratory’s R&D activities and plans in this field, and give examples of the potential impact on research. It will also touch upon the rich international network of activities and how CERN fosters research collaborations.

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Unveiling the Obscured Universe

Join us on the 14th April at 11am EDT (4pm GMT) for an exciting webinar on The TolTEC project led by Professor Grant Wilson with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

In this talk, Professor Grant Wilson will describe plans to extend their view of the millimetric sky to spatial scales that are unavailable to ALMA through future wide-scale observations with the TolTEC camera on the 50m diameter Large Millimeter Telescope. Through a series of publicly-defined and then publicly-available "Legacy Surveys" the plan to use TolTEC to explore such fundamental questions as: What is the origin of the core mass function and what is its relationship to the stellar IMF? What is the role of magnetic fields in shaping filaments and cores? how do massive galaxies build up metals and stellar mass over cosmic time? 

This talk will provide a summary of the new TolTEC camera which utilizes an Oxford Instruments Triton Dilution Refrigerator to cool 7000 Kinetic Inductance Detectors or KIDS to 140mK. After a brief introduction to the science to motivate the need for a new camera, we will describe the instrument and detectors, focusing on the most interesting aspects of the detector physics and the practical challenges of building a large cryogenic system that can be installed and operated on a remote mountaintop site.

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