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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Latest Content

Spinach library

Spinach is a fast (polynomial complexity scaling for liquid state NMR) open-source spin dynamics simulation library that supports NMR, EPR, DNP, MAS, Optimal Control, PHIP, singlet state NMR and other forms of Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy. Spinach history and capabilities are summarized in the 2013 EPR Newsletter. The package is available for downbload from the Southampton group web site.


SIMPSON package

Aarhus and Prague groups are pleased to release a major update of SIMPSON. The simulations are significantly faster than previously, and many new features are added. Use the links on the right to download your flavour or download the source if you want to compile SIMPSON yourself. Please note that the new version of SIMPSON uses two new libraries, fftw3 and nfft3. The package is available from the developers' web site.


WE Heraeus Workshop

Research of quantum systems, i.e. systems that cannot be explained using classical mechanics but require quantum mechanical treatment, has become central to many scientific fields from biology to material sciences. Understanding and exploiting their properties is critical to continued innovation and scientific breakthroughs.


We seek to bring together all major European and Israeli research centres in Optimal Control of Quantum Systems. This project coordinates scientific activities, research publications, personnel training and public engagement in 17 established research groups from 15 universities in 6 countries – a total of about 60 scientists and 30 PhD students, spanning a variety of nationalities, races, cultures, social backgrounds, genders and career stages.

The Consortium unites the forces of multiple EU and Israeli research groups to explore a radical expansion of the currently established technologies – quantum technologies, where bits are carried by atoms or elementary particles and dramatic improvement is believed to be possible for several types of technological processes. Our specific research area within Quantum Technology is optimal control of quantum systems – a set of methods that enable extremely accurate manipulation of quantum systems with minimal expenditure of energy.