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 Żukowski as the director, and Paweł 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 innovative 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

Group Leader of Multiphoton Quantum Optics for Quantum Information

Contact: +48 58 523 51 80, +48 58
523 51 84, marek.zukowski@ug.edu.pl

Office location: 80-309 Gdansk, Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, second floor, room 214

prof. dr hab. Paweł Horodecki

prof. dr hab. Paweł Horodecki

GROUP LEADER

New Quantum Resources


Contact: +48 58 523 51 78,
pawel.horodecki@ug.edu.pl

Office location: 80-309 Gdansk, Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, second floor, room 215

prof. dr hab. Michał Horodecki

prof. dr hab. Michał Horodecki

GROUP LEADER

New Quantum Resource and Thermodynamics


Contact: +48 58 523 51 77,
michal.horodecki@ug.edu.pl

Office location: 80-309 Gdansk, Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, second floor, room 215

dr hab. Marcin Pawłowski, prof. UG

dr hab. Marcin Pawłowski, prof. UG

GROUP LEADER

Quantum Cybersecurity and Communication

Contact: +48 58 523 51 78,
marcin.pawlowski@ug.edu.pl

Office location: 80-309 Gdansk, Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, second floor, room 211

dr hab. Łukasz Rudnicki, prof. UG

dr hab. Łukasz Rudnicki, prof. UG

GROUP LEADER

Quantum Open Systems in Relation to Quantum Optics

Contact: +48 58 523 51 76,
lukasz.rudnicki@ug.edu.pl

Office location: 80-309 Gdansk, Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, second floor, room 209

dr hab. Ana Belen Sainz, prof. UG

dr hab. Ana Belen Sainz, prof. UG

GROUP LEADER

Foundational Underpinnings of Quantum Technologies

Contact: +48 58 523 51 76,
ana.sainz@ug.edu.pl

Office location: 80-309 Gdansk, Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, second floor, room 208

mgr Ewa Kaszewska

mgr Ewa Kaszewska

Head of Research Support and Business Cooperation Office

Contact: +48 58 523 51 84,
ewa.kaszewska@ug.edu.pl

Office location: 80-309 Gdansk, Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, second floor, room 212

mgr Marta Krzyżykowska

mgr Marta Krzyżykowska

Administrative Research Support Section Manager

Contact: +48 58 523 51 79,
marcin.gorzny@ug.edu.pl

Office location: 80-309 Gdansk, Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, second floor, room 210

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, The United Kingdom

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

    Prof. Markus Aspelmeyer
    University of Vienna / Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information – Vienna (IQOQI-Vienna), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

    Prof. Michel Brune
    Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Collège de France, France

    Prof. Darmar Bruss
    Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf, Germany

    Prof. Eleni Diamanti
    CNRS, LIP6, Sorbonne Université, France

    Prof. David DiVincenzo
    Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany

    Prof. Susana Huelga
    Ulm University, Germany

  • Prof. Klaus Mølmer
    Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Prof. Giovanna Morigi
    Saarland University, Germany

    Prof. Matteo G A Paris
    Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

    Prof. Dorota Sobieniecka
    Gdańsk Business Club, Poland

    Prof. Philip Walther
    University of Vienna, Austria

    Prof. Anton Zeilinger
    Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information – Vienna
    (IQOQI-Vienna), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

    Prof. Wojciech Żurek
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

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.

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.