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Quantum Technology

Quantum Technology is an emerging field of science and technology in which the unique properties of quantum systems are used to create novel applications. By explicitly controlling effects such as quantum entanglement, quantum superposition and quantum tunneling, novel applications related to quantum computing, cryptography, metrology, sensors etc. can be created. The field of quantum technology is developing rapidly and there are expected to be more applications in the near future.

Quantum Technology at KTH

The Quantum Technology track gives you a broad knowledge of quantum mechanics and how quantum mechanics can be used in reality. A minimum of 40 credits must be chosen from core knowledge courses within the track. There are two mandatory courses within the track and they cover both the theoretical aspects of quantum physics ( Advanced quantum mechanics SI2380 ) as well as the experimental and technological aspects ( Quantum technology SK2903 ). With a basic knowledge of quantum systems, you will be able to continue to study more specific aspects of quantum technology in the conditionally elective courses within the track.

Courses are taught by research groups at the Department of Applied Physics and the Department of Physics, often in close relation to their research topics. Our research activities related to quantum technology involve quantum circuits and spintronics in the , quantum optics and electronics in the Quantum- and biophotonics group  and quantum materials and quantum fluids in the Materials and Nanophysics group  and the Condensed matter theory group .

Topics covered

Quantum mechanics, quantum optics, entanglement, quantum superposition, quantum information, superconductivity and other quantum liquids, quantum and spin electronics, quantum materials


After completing your master’s degree on the Quantum Technology track, there are good opportunities for a career in the high-technology industry, as well as for further studies leading to a PhD degree. Graduates from this track will participate in shaping the future use of a completely new technology with possibilities that we are not able to foresee today.

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