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  Welcome to the web site of the European Network QUEST, "Quantum Entangled States of Trapped particles".

QUEST is a Research Training Network of the European IHP program, referenced under number HPRN-CT-2000-00121.

Its duration is 4 years, starting from june 1st, 2000

Scientific objectives

The scientific context of the project is quantum information processing. It aims at practical implementations of quantum logic, achieved through the controlled engineering of the quantum state of trapped particles.


The project is built upon the complementary expertises of nine european teams, who have a recognized experience in the field of quantum optics. Three subcontractors are associated with the main partners.

Implementation and eligibility conditions

The primary activity of the network is to provide training to doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, within its fields of scientific excellence : quantum optics, quantum information, signal processing, optical physics, lasers, and related topics.

More details on the positions offered appear in the list of partners. You may also the network coordinator .

Some general information about quantum optics and quantum information is given here:

  • General web sites about Quantum Information : Oxford University, Los Alamos National Laboratory,MagiQ Technologies
  • Addresses of groups working on quantum optics throughout the world
  • If you need more information, or if you have comments on this site, please e-mail to the webmaster.