macQsimal kick-started at Kick-Off Meeting in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Neuchâtel, 04.10.2018

macQsimal partners met in the beautiful city of Neuchâtel in Switzerland to kick-start the EU-funded project which is part of the prestigous FET Quantum Technologies Flagship. The meeting was hosted by the coordinating partner CSEM.

macQsimal will design, develop, miniaturize and integrate advanced quantum-enabled sensors with outstanding sensitivity, to measure physical observables in five key areas: magnetic fields, time, rotation, electro-magnetic radiation and gas concentration. Read more about the project here.

The project consortium includes leading research groups and companies who have been pioneering many of the recent advances in the field of atomic sensing and has
been assembled to cover the entire knowledge chain from basic science to industrial deployment. Read more about the macQsimal partners here.

The objectives of macQsimal are to develop five different types of miniaturised sensors: optically pumped magnetometers, atomic clocks, atomic gyroscopes, atomic GHz/THz sensors and imagers, and lastly, Rydberg-based gas sensors. It is the ultimate goal of the project to develop scientific breakthroughs for atomic quantum metrology and sensing which will establish European leadership in the industry and drive excellence in quantum technologies in line with the strategic objectives of the FET Quantum Technologies Flagship.

Here are some impressions from the meeting: