Remarkable things can be achieved when great minds come together.
Universal Quantum in Brighton has applied that formula to computing, aiming to create the world’s first large-scale quantum computer able to make quicker calculations than any computer which exists today.
Founded in 2018 by Dr Sebastian Weidt and Professor Winfried Hensinger of the University of Sussex, the company has grown amid rising global interest in scientific collaboration.
If the Haywards Heath company is successful in its goal, its founders say their computer will be able to tackle “grand global issues of our time” such as creating new medicines and fighting world hunger by making fertiliser more efficiently.
And if anybody can achieve this futuristic goal, it’s Universal Quantum – Prof Hensinger was part of a groundbreaking University of Sussex team which published the first ever blueprint for a quantum computer in 2017.
Photos: Universal Quantum Founders Dr Sebastian Weidt (left) and Prof Winfried Hensinger (right); working on mild cooling technology; designing circuitry and Quantum Technology (credit Universal Quantum and University of Sussex)