QUAINT is a pan-European Coordination Action on Optimal Control of Quantum Systems, funded by the European Commission Framework Programme 7, Future Emerging Technologies FET-OPEN programme. It is an EU network of researchers working on topics related to controlling quantum systems with more details avalable in the About section. This website draws together resources on the topic. If you are working in this area or are just interested in the subject, please join us.

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Fifth QUAINT Workshop on Quantum Control, Devices and Applications

The workshop will bring together experts, early stage researchers and industry, fostering discussions and exchanges on quantum control. There will be tutorials, invited and contributed talks, a poster session and an industry session. It will cover broad topics in quantum control and technology, theory, foundations and applications from spectroscopy (NMR, ESR, LASER) and medical imaging to quantum devices (superconductor, semiconductor, graphene) and spintronics.

SpinDrops App for iPhone

The SpinDrops iPhone app allows students and scientists in physics, chemistry, biochemistry and medicine to explore and to better understand basic and advanced magnetic resonance experiments.The rich dynamics of up to three coupled spins can be interactively explored and is useful in science and teaching.


£17m ‘green light’ for UK’s first Compound Semiconductor Research Foundation

A £17.3m award that will put Cardiff University at the cutting edge of semiconductor technology has been announced by UK Government.

Funding unveiled today (25 March) by Universities Minister Greg Clark MP will underpin the Compound Semiconductor Research Foundation – the first of its kind in the UK, with potential to become one of the leading clusters in Europe.


All about spin: from magnets to magnetic resonance imaging to spintronics

As part of Swansea University's annual National Science Week event, held on March 14, 2015, at the Waterfront Museum, we set up a table/display on the theme "All about spin: from magnets to magnetic resonance imaging to spintronics" where visitors could learn about magnetism, explore magnetic resonance via its analogy with accoustic resonance using a tone generator and guitar, and learn about magnetic resonance imaging.

Vadim Krotov Dead at 83

Prof. Vadim Krotov died yesterday in Moscow at 83 years of age. The Head of the Optimal Control Laboratory in the Institute of Control Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences and author of the book “Global Methods in Optimal Control Theory”, he was a classical control theorist - but his influence in the quantum optimal control community can hardly be overestimated. He invented the optimisation method known as the “Krotov algorithm”, which - adapted to quantum dynamics - is today of widespread use in our community. A tireless innovator, he was drawn in recent years to a closer interest for applications of his control ideas to quantum mechanical systems, and was working until recently with his collaborators on new optimisation methods based on further improvements of his famous algorithms. His illness forced him to interrupt his research, but his legacy lives on in the many research groups that owe to him one of the best tools to harness the power of quantum mechanics.



Fifth QUAINT Workshop in Swansea, July 2015

The fifth QUAINT workshop will bring together experts, early stage researchers, and industry, fostering discussions and exchanges on quantum control. There will be tutorials, invited and contributed talks, a poster session and an industry session. It will cover broad topics in Quantum control and technology, Medical imaging and healthcare applications of quantum technologies, Quantum devices and spintronics.

The workshop will take place from the 1st to 3rd (Wed-Fri) July 2015 with tutorials on Tuesday, 30th of June 2015 at the Swansea Marriott Hotel, Marina, Maritime Quarter  Swansea  Wales  SA1 3SS  United Kingdom. A tentative schedule is available here.

For further details, registration and updates on the programme, etc. see the workshop web site at https://quantumcontrol.eu/fifth-quaint-workshop.


New open source Python module for quantum optimal control in QuTiP

The quantum control group at Aberystwyth University have developed a Python module for quantum optimal control. The module has been incorporated into QuTiP (Quantum Toolbox in Python) and is now part of the official release 3.1.0, which was announced on 1 Jan 2015.