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King’s Quantum

Our research centre leverages multidisciplinary expertise and knowledge across King’s in quantum science, to deliver transformative technology for healthcare, life sciences, security and industry.

King’s Quantum brings together quantum practitioners in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences (NMES) with our world-leading quantum adopters - researchers deploying quantum technology in healthcare, life sciences and beyond. Quantum technologies will contribute to furthering net zero, climate forecasting, drug discovery, autonomous vehicles, molecular integration, and the development of new materials.

What is quantum science? 

Quantum science provides a unique description of nature at a scale smaller than the atom to the level of molecules. Quantum technologies take these unique aspects, such as superposition and entanglement, and integrate them into devices to achieve things which are otherwise impossible.

Whether its quantum computers processing information so that we can design new drugs, or quantum sensors interacting with the environment so delicately that they can sense the gravity of objects underground, quantum technologies are widely recognised as transformative in every domain.

Our mission

King’s Quantum is guided by the UK government’s National Quantum Strategy to “drive the use of quantum technologies in the UK to deliver benefits for the economy, for society and for our national security”.

We will achieve this by:

  • strengthening our knowledge and skills-base in quantum science and engineering,
  • promoting the uptake of quantum technologies by encouraging quantum adopters outside of the physical sciences to explore deployment of quantum technology in their fields,
  • building a network of collaboration with business and industry.

King’s Quantum is committed to growing our research community, and would encourage scientists at any career stage to contact quantum@kcl.ac.uk to discuss joining us. We will be accepting PhD students in early 2025.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in King's workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people.


Collaborating with industry

King’s Quantum aims to deliver transformative technology for healthcare, life sciences, security and industry. We are facilitating collaboration with partners in industry to drive this technological revolution, and are keen to hear from prospective partners keen to explore potential application areas.

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Quantum Demystified Podcast

Discover our podcast where leading scientists involved in King's Quantum discuss quantum science's potential to transform the world as we know it. The discussions aim to demystify the foundations of quantum technologies using simple terminology, and share the potential applications of this technology in areas that will have direct impact on our daily lives, such as healthcare, life sciences, security and beyond.

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King's Quantum in the community

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9 October 2023

New Scientist Live 2023

From fortune-telling with ChatGPT to the cybersecurity of fairy tales, King’s academics showcased…

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