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Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson visits QuantIC

2015-10-26 11.35.05

In October, Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson paid a visit to the University of Glasgow and expressed an interest in learning more about QuantIC activities.

Gathering several demonstrators into the Vice Chancellor’s Office so that the minister could experience first-hand the various technologies, the “pop-up QuantIC lab” featured the research being done with the Single Pixel Camera, Wee-g and Light in Flight. Dr Graeme Malcolm, Chief Executive of M Squared Lasers was also on hand to speak with the minister about industrial collaboration as the company had recently been awarded a QuantIC partnership resource grant to explore the technical feasibility of gas detection with the Single Pixel Camera.

Professor Miles Padgett said, “The Minister really engaged with our demonstrators and spent a fair amount of time asking technical questions which was a nice surprise. And if a re-tweet by Jo Johnson on his visit is anything to by, I hope he was impressed that QuantIC and the other quantum technology hubs are very much focussed on translating technology with industry into new market opportunities for the UK.”