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Researchers demonstrate error-corrected building block of a quantum computer

05 May 2016

Quantum computers are based on qubits that, unlike classical bits, can not only take the values 0 or 1 but can also be 0 and 1 at the same time. Unfortunately this quantum information is very fragile and thus gets lost easily. A team of scientists led by Tim Taminiau at QuTech in Delft has demonstrated for the first time that errors in quantum computations can be detected and actively corrected,...Continue


Tiny batteries for superconductivity

02 May 2016

The current in any lightbulb flows due to a difference in voltage, to overcome the electrical resistance. But not in superconductors, where the current doesn’t experience any resistance. Superconductive currents require a phase difference to flow, which so far required energy to create. Scientist from QuTech at Delft University built a so called Phi0 Josephson Junction, that has a phase...Continue


Professor Tim van der Hagen appointed a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion

26 April 2016

Prof. Tim van der Hagen, Professor of Reactor Physics and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (TNW) – and from 1 May 2017 President of the Executive Board of TU Delft – was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion in a ceremony in Delft.Continue


Scientists at TU Delft take next step towards observing quantum physics in real life

21 April 2016

Small objects like electrons and atoms behave according to quantum mechanics, with quantum effects like superposition, entanglement and teleportation. One of the most intriguing questions in modern science is if large objects – like a coffee cup - could also show this behavior. Scientists at the TU Delft have taken the next step towards observing quantum effects at everyday temperatures in large...Continue


Efficient ‘electricity traffic lights’ made from a single molecule

18 April 2016

Diodes are the ‘traffic lights’ of electrical devices: they determine whether or not electricity is able to pass through a circuit. Chip manufacturers strive to make them as small as possible, so that they can fit the maximum possible amount of components on a chip. When the ‘lights’ are green, the diodes need to ensure a good flow of traffic, but they also need to ensure that as little...Continue


TU Delft is working on solutions to global problems in Africa

12 April 2016

New, affordable housing for rapidly growing African cities, better water management in the Zambezi river basin, better and easier diagnosis for tuberculosis and malaria, and cheap electricity generated from biogas in rural areas. These are the themes of a new series of research projects, for which TU Delft will recruit seven new doctoral candidates. Under the supervision of leading researchers,...Continue


Two ERC Advanced Grants for TU Delft researchers

07 April 2016

Two TU Delft researchers have been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. Yuli Nazarov and Jack Pronk will both receive this European grant, which is only awarded to five-year projects conducted by internationally established research leaders.Continue

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