With our interview series People Behind PASQuanS we introduce you to some of the bright minds behind our endeavour, who help shape the future of quantum simulation technologies and, quite frankly, make PASQuanS what it is in the first place: a multifaceted and diverse team of passionate quantum enthusiasts from academia and industry.
“The studies performed within PASQuanS and the development of quantum technologies in general are fascinating as they reveal that we have bridged a gap: we can now use, and not only manipulate those fragile quantum systems (i.e. atoms, ions, photons etc.) to actually do things, to solve problems, to study systems that are otherwise too complicated to apprehend.”
“PASQuanS sets out to bring analog quantum simulators to a new level, to understand them as devices with enormous predictive power, and to add elements of programming to them. For this, we have assembled a world-class team.”
“The development of industrial applications based on quantum technologies calls for a genuine dialogue between hardware makers and industrial end-users. PASQuanS provides a platform for exchange that can help bridge these worlds.”
“PASQuanS is just the beginning of a much closer collaboration between academia and industry, and we are expecting a huge development in the years to come. In this respect, an important development for us at the Institut d’Optique was the creation of a start-up company (pasqal.io), now a full partner of PASQuanS, to further develop pre-industrial quantum simulators based on the technology we have demonstrated in our research lab. This start-up will be much better equipped to meet the needs of the industry and to work with other companies in the future.”
“Demonstrating a practical quantum advantage for problems beyond basic science is a very important next step. It will require the breadth of expertise that PASQuanS has brought together – across theory and experiment in academia, with industrial technology and end-use partners to take the critical next steps towards this challenge.”