Universität Wien (Austria) – UNIVIE

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is one of the largest Universities in Central Europe. It is associated with 15 Nobel Prize winners and has been the academic home of a large number of figures of both historical and academic importance. The main activities of the University of Vienna include Higher Education, Training, Research & Innovation, and Consultancy. UNIVIE has a strong reputation in attracting EU, national and international funding. UNIQORN will involve staff from the department of Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information at the Faculty of Physics, which is embedded in a highly active and inspiring environment of the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ). The VCQ unites more than 200 quantum physicists of Vienna's research institutions at the University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Technology, the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) and the Institute of Science and Technology Austria in one collaborative centre.

Role in the project

The main role and contribution of UNIVIE will be associated with the quantum FPGA system and its exploitation for one-time functions cloud-based services and applications. Within WP2, UNIVIE will be responsible for the definition of the quantum FPGA specifications. Within WP4 UNIVIE will participate in the development of the entangled photon pair generation engine on the polymer platform of HHI. Within WP6  UNIVIE will be responsible for the system integration of the quantum FPGA, whereas in WP7 will participate in its system evaluation. On top of this contribution UNIVIE will lead WP2 activities.

Key personnel

Philip Walther                                

Mathieu Bozzio