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Lighting up the future of quantum computing

Lighting up the future of quantum computing

To mark the International Year of Light, a team of our researchers went to the Royal Society Summer Exhibition to demonstrate the power and potential of quantum computing.

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Discover the laws of the universe alongside inspirational scientists. Our students study in a global classroom that stretches from Sheffield to CERN.

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World-class research

Our researchers are finding new planets and developing cutting-edge technologies. We offer world-class PhD training to some of the most talented new physicists.

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Partnerships

We develop solutions that solve major industrial challenges. Read about some of our projects on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

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