Supercomputers, cryptography, precision sensors are on the research horizon for a new international centre of excellence that will be inaugurated on Monday 25 March in Trieste. The Institute aims at becoming an international reference point for training and research on quantum technologies, which are now at the centre of a 1 billion euro funding initiative by the European Commission over the next 10 years. The Trieste Institute for the Theory of Quantum Technologies (TQT) is a joint venture between the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the University of Trieste. TQT's inauguration ceremony will be held at ICTP's Budinich Lecture Hall starting at 11:00 am. Quantum computing pioneer Ignacio Cirac from the Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany, will give an inaugural lecture on “Quantum Simulations and the Difficulty of Solving Quantum Many - Body Systems”.
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