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SUPERGALAX: quantum technologies for the search of axions

A Qubit net, the core of quantum computers, could be the technology that makes it possible to unravel the mystery of dark matter in our Universe.

Thanks to the 2.5 M€ European funding allocated to the SUPERGALAX project in the framework of the FET-OPEN H2020 program, a consortium of European universities and research centres – including the LNF-INFN group guided by Claudio Gatti – will develop a device sensitive enough to be able to detect weak electromagnetic signals expected from the presence of axions in the galaxy.

The development of such a device is of great interest for Quantum Computing and Metrology too, and it would open up a range of interesting applications not only in fundamental physics, but also in various high technology fields, like quantum transmission and manipulation of signals.