The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University or simply Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England. It has no known date of foundation, but there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operationIt grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what the University of Cambridge became. The two "ancient universities" are frequently jointly referred to as "Oxbridge".
We are a collaboration of several groups working in quantum research at Oxford University. Our goal is to create nanoscale devices and materials in which the power of quantum mechanics can be harnessed for technology and fundamental science. QuNaT stands for Quantum and Nanotechnology Theory group. We’re based primarily in the Materials Department in the University of Oxford.
The University has perhaps the largest number of researchers interested in quantum science of any institution in the world — approaching 200 individuals at the last count. Materials vies with Computer Science to be the second biggest quantum department after Physics. QuNaT are a team of theorists led by Simon Benjamin and co-lead by senior postdoctoral researcher Erik Gauger. We are interested in all aspects of applied quantum theory, but our primary research directions are Architectures for quantum technology and Understanding energy flow at the quantum level.