General information

The International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (ICTQT) is a joint research unit of the University of Gdańsk and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IQOQI-Vienna), which plays the role an official strategic partner. ICTQT was funded by the Foundation for Polish Science within implementation of the project “International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies”. The project is financed by the Foundation for Polish Science from the European Union funds of the Smart Growth Operational Programme, axis IV: Increasing the research potential (Measure 4.3) under the International Research Agendas Programme. The founders of ICTQT are Marek Zukowski as the director, and Pawel Horodecki as a co- applicant.

The scientific priori of ICTQT is to find new solutions and protocols for basic aspects of fundamental quantum physics, from new non-classical phenomena, measures of non-classicality, structural aspects of quantum theory, theory of quantum measurement, up to theory of open systems and quantum thermodynamics, and bring them into quantum technologies.

The purpose of the ICTQT is to conduct scientific research and development works in accordance with the adopted research agenda, in an international academic environment and at the highest academic level, with due regard for high ethical standards, good academic practice in particular, and to disseminate knowledge.

The ICTQT activity is focused on the scientific research in the area of quantum foundations, quantum communication, quantum information, as well as on a development of quantum technologies with an emphasis on quantum communication and new computing techniques.

Additional goals of the ICTQT is to form a stable environment of cutting edge theoretical quantum research aimed at new basic technologies, and to train young experts in this field as well as to create an innova- tive centre of excellence of a scale of influence beyond the Polish borders, which would directly and continuously collaborate with the IQOQI-Vienna.

Leaders

Group leaders and management board.
prof. dr hab. Marek Żukowski

prof. dr hab. Marek Żukowski

DIRECTOR OF ICTQT

<p>Group Leader of<a href="../multiphoton-quantum-optics-for-quantum-information-group"> Multiphoton Quantum Optics for Quantum Information</a></p> <p>Contact: +48 58 523 51 80, +48 58<br> 523 51 84, marek.zukowski@ug.edu.pl</p> <p>Office location: 80-308 Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 63, building F, third floor, room F321</p>

prof. dr hab. Paweł Horodecki

prof. dr hab. Paweł Horodecki

GROUP LEADER

<p><a href="../new-quantum-resources"> New Quantum Resources</a></p> <br> <p>Contact: +48 58 523 51 78,<br>pawel.horodecki@ug.edu.pl</p> <p>Office location: 80-308 Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 63, building F, third floor, room F320</p>

prof. dr hab. Michał Horodecki

prof. dr hab. Michał Horodecki

GROUP LEADER

<p><a href="../new-quantum-resources-and-thermodynamics"> New Quantum Resource and Thermodynamics</a></p> <br> <p>Contact: +48 58 523 51 77, <br>michal.horodecki@ug.edu.pl</p> <p>Office location: 80-308 Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 63, building F, third floor, room F322</p>

dr hab. Marcin Pawłowski

dr hab. Marcin Pawłowski

GROUP LEADER

<p><a href="../quantum-cybersecurity-and-communication"> Quantum Cybersecurity and Communication</a></p> <p>Contact: +48 58 523 51 78,<br>marcin.pawlowski@ug.edu.pl</p> <p>Office location: 80-308 Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 63, building F, third floor, room F320</p>

dr hab. Łukasz Rudnicki

dr hab. Łukasz Rudnicki

GROUP LEADER

<p><a href="../quantum-open-systems-in-relation-to-quantum-optics"> Quantum Open Systems in Relation to Quantum Optics</a></p> <p>Contact: +48 58 523 51 76, <br>lukasz.rudnicki@ug.edu.pl</p> <p>Office location: 80-308 Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 63, building F, third floor, room F323</p>

dr Ana Belen Sainz

dr Ana Belen Sainz

GROUP LEADER

<p><a href="../foundational-underpinnings-of-quantum-technologies"> Foundational Underpinnings of Quantum Technologies</a></p> <p>Contact: +48 58 523 51 76, <br>ana.sainz@ug.edu.pl</p> <p>Office location: 80-308 Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 63, building F, third floor, room F323</p>

Ewa Kaszewska

Ewa Kaszewska

Head of Administrative and Finance Office

<p>Contact: +48 58 523 51 79, <br>ewa.kaszewska@ug.edu.pl</p> <p>Office location: 80-308 Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 63, building G, third floor, room F345</p>

dr Marcin Górzny

dr Marcin Górzny

R&D Section Manager

<p>Contact: +48 58 523 51 79,<br>marcin.gorzny@ug.edu.pl</p> <p>Office location: 80-308 Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 63, building G, third floor, room F345</p>

Administration Team

Administration Team

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International Scientific Committee

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) serves as a consultative and advisory body of the Rector of the University of Gdańsk and the Director of the ICTQT. The aim of the ISC is to help ICTQT to determine the directions of development of the research agenda and to maintain research at the highest possible level in comparison with international standards, including global progress in scientific research in the field of theory for quantum technologies.

  • Prof. Anna Erika Elisabeth Andersson
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

    Prof. Alain Aspect
    Augustin Fresnel Professor at Institut d’Optique, Ecole Polytechnique, FR

    Prof. Markus Aspelmeyer
    University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, AT

    Prof. Charles Bennett
    IBM TJ Watson Research Division, USA

    Prof. Caslav Brukner
    IQOQI-Vienna, AT

    Prof. Bob Coecke
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

    Prof. David DiVincenzo
    Forschungszentrum Juelich, DE

  • Prof. Mark Hillery
    Hunter College, New York, USA

    Prof. Richard Jozsa
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

    Prof. Marek Kuś
    Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL

    Prof. Gerd Leuchs
    Max Planck Institute for Light, DE

    Prof. Klaus Mølmer
    Aarhus University, Aarhus, DK

    Prof. Barbara M. Terhal
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL

    Prof. Philip Walther
    University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, AT

Partners

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Funding Agencies

The International Research Agendas programme is based on the Teaming for Excellence programme announced by the European Commission as part of Horizon 2020. It provides support for specialised, independent research units in Poland which pursue international research agendas in strategic cooperation with renowned scientific institutions from other countries.

The total amount designated for funding International Research Agendas projects under the Smart Growth Operational Programme (Measure 4.3) is approx. EUR 126 million. So far support has been awarded to 11 establishments implementing an International Research Agendas project. In competition No. 2/2015 one project was selected; as a result of competition No. 3/2016 three projects received funding, three further projects were awarded support as part of competition No. 4/2017, three more in competition No. 8/2017 and one in competition No. 10/2018.

Project funding include costs of R&D work conducted by the unit implementing the IRA, costs connected with efficient functioning of the unit, costs of operating existing infrastructure, cooperation between partners, and knowledge transfer. However, support for new infrastructure will be limited to the purchase of essential laboratory equipment and fit-out.