[Quantum Cooperation] Quantum Cooperation between Materials and Information

Strategic Objective

Creation of innovative quantum control technology through integrating quantum information and quantum materials

Research Supervisor


Kensuke Kobayashi (Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)


 In this research area, intending to create innovative quantum control technology, we promote original and challenging research that transforms quantum materials properties into technology based on the viewpoint of quantum information. Through the cooperation of quantum materials science and quantum information, we conduct research and development to understand, functionalize, and control quantum materials, the node of the two research fields. We will create new foundations for the future of quantum control technology by pioneering new concepts and techniques. We will foster young researchers who will globally lead quantum science and technology by demonstrating their abilities supported by their rich conceptual power and insight, material synthesis, microfabrication techniques, measurement techniques, theory, and computational techniques.
 We promote research from two perspectives: “control and functionalization of quantum many-body systems” and “application of new phenomena and states to quantum devices and quantum materials.” Specifically, we will focus on pioneering new control methods of quantum states in quantum materials based on quantum information, proposing and demonstrating new principles for quantum bits, quantum sensors, and quantum simulations, and presenting and proving quantum algorithms with future-feasible physical systems in mind. We aim to integrate quantum materials science and quantum information beyond the conventional framework to build a cooperative development of the two research fields through these efforts.
 Our research area promotes quantum science and technology in collaboration with materials science, information science, mathematical science, nanostructures science, and so on. We aim for discontinuous innovation through quantum control technology that can trigger a revolution in intellectual production and meet social needs, such as ensuring the safety and security of our country and citizens.

Research Area Advisors

Shin Inouye Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Metropolitan University
Shoko Utsunomiya Sr. Machine Learning Quantum specialist solutions architect, Amazon Web Services Japan G.K.
Akira Oiwa Professor, SANKEN, Osaka University
Takashi Oka Professor, The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
Shiro Kawabata Deputy Director, Research Center for Emerging Computing Technologies, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Akihiro Kirihara Director, Secure System Platform Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation
Takasada Shibauchi Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Masahiro Takeoka Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Tatsuma Nishioka Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
Jobu Matsuno Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

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