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Introduction

Quantum Technology is based on the principles of Quantum mechanics developed in the early 20th century to describe nature at the scale of atoms and elementary particles. Using quantum superposition, a set of unbreakable codes or super-speedy information processing, quantum computers are able to mimic several classical computers working in parallel. Quantum technology is manifested through applications in secure communication, disaster management through better prediction, computing, simulation, chemistry, healthcare, cryptography, imaging among others. Scientists have expanded quantum theory to understand biological phenomena such as smell, consciousness, enzyme catalysis, photosynthesis, avian navigation like that of the Robin, origin of life and effects on coronavirus. 

Some stalwart quantum Indians include Professor Satyendra Nath Bose, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman and Professor Meghnad Saha. India is currently at the forefront of tapping the second quantum revolution through massive investments in the field. Union Budget 2020-21 proposed to spend ₹8,000 crore ($ 1.2 billion) on the newly launched National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications (NMQTA) and ₹ 3660 Crore for National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). 

Four domains of quantum technologies:
I. Quantum communication
II. Quantum simulation
III. Quantum computation
IV. Quantum sensing and metrology

  • GOI budget allocation for National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications

  • Quantum hubs in the country

  • Quantum research parks across India

  • Allocation to quantum-technology research programme in 2018

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National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications worth Rs 8,000 Crore has been launched by the Government of India. 

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Evolving a National Strategy

2020

Budget 2020 allocated Rs 8000 Crore to a National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA) for a period of five years.

2018

The Union Cabinet approved the launch of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) to make India a leading player in Cyber-Physical System.

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Initiative by PSA office

 

 

 

This mission will initiate work in the understanding and control of quantum mechanical systems with many degrees of freedom.

Initiative by PSA office

Quantum Frontier under PMSTIAC Mission

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Advancing Quantum Technologies Frontier

QC Lab
QuIC lab

Quantum Information and Computing (QuIC) lab, RRI, is one of the first Indian labs to manufacture and establish use of heralded and entangled photon sources for quantum technology applications.

Quantum Frontier News & Updates from across the world

Entangling electrons

Entangling electrons with heat

Kondo effect

Fundamental study on the Kondo effect

SYK model

Using the SYK model to examine the fast-charging process of quantum batteries

Chinese Scientists Report

Chinese Scientists Report World’s First Integrated Quantum Communication Network

 high-dimensional quantum

Researchers realize efficient generation of high-dimensional quantum teleportation

qubits like toppling dominoes

Reading out qubits like toppling dominoes: A new scalable approach towards the quantum computer

Entangling electrons

Entangling electrons with heat

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Lead Agencies

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Top Organisations / Institutions In India

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