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Quantum Technologies

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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

 

*Source- 1. Press Information Bureau of India 2. DST Secretary highlights importance of industry participation in Quantum Technology & Science in India at ASSOCHAM webinar 3. Why is India Investing in Quantum Computing Research?, Published on Feb 2020 by Office of Science and Innovation

  • 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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Initiatives by Other Departments

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IISc

IISc

Declared an Institute of Eminence (IOE) by the GOI in July 2018. IISc seeks to explore seriously under IOE is the field of “Quantum Technology”

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ISRO

ISRO

ISRO Collaborating with Research Institute to Develop Secure Quantum Communications in Space

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DRDO

DRDO

DRDO forming special committee for collaborative efforts in quantum technology 

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IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay

Understanding the avian compass lesson in quantum biology by associating long distance migration guided by a biological compass.

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Advancing Quantum Technologies Frontier

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TIFAC

TIFAC prepared a concept note National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA)

Quantum Technologies News & Updates from India

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TF-Quantum Technologies
A quantum edge for India
by Prithwis De & Anil K Kanungo
Oct 09
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TF-Quantum Technologies
Role of quantum computers in particle & astroparticle physics
by Krishkumar Gupta
Oct 19
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TF-Quantum Technologies
How this Bangalore based startup is driving innovation with Quantum Technology-based products
by Ambika Choudhury
Sep 25
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Quantum Frontier News & Updates from across the world

Quantum “Mega-projects”

China’s General Secretary Reinforces Need for Quantum “Mega-projects”

Control ions

Control ions for quantum computing and sensing via on-chip fiber optics

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Optical wiring for large quantum computers

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Simplified method to modify disease signaling with light

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Do the twist: Making two-dimensional quantum materials using curved surfaces

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First Prototype of Quantum Radar

Quantum “Mega-projects”

China’s General Secretary Reinforces Need for Quantum “Mega-projects”

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Lead Agencies

Top Organisations / Institutions In India

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