Trinity College Dublin has joined forces with Microsoft Ireland to speed up the event of next-generation quantum applied sciences and assist future leaders within the area.

Under the settlement, Microsoft will present funding to assist quantum analysis PhD college students in Trinity College, whereas additionally establishing a feminine scholarship programme for the faculty’s MSc in Quantum Science and Technology.

The collaboration will assist quantum analysis teams in Trinity’s School of Physics and foster hyperlinks with analysis teams within the personal sector.


“Having emerged from fundamental science over the last two decades, quantum research is now blossoming and promises to revolutionise technology in the coming years with discoveries and innovations that promise to power a more sustainable, advanced future,” stated Prof John Goold, who’s directing the brand new MSc in Quantum Science and Technology course.

Microsoft not too long ago introduced a full-stack, open-cloud quantum computing ecosystem, named Azure Quantum. Quantum computer systems can resolve in a matter of seconds issues that might take the quickest computer systems at the moment 1000’s of years to unravel, presenting the chance to handle local weather change, important pharmaceutical developments, and so on.

“Quantum computing presents unprecedented possibilities to solve society’s most complex challenges and help to secure a sustainable future. At Microsoft, we’re committed to responsibly turning these possibilities into reality for the betterment of humanity and the planet,” Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland stated.

“The introduction of the female scholarship programme is a welcome one and I believe more focused mechanisms such as this will help us to attract more females not only into the area of next-generation quantum technologies but also wider STEM related industries.”


Prof Goold additionally praised assist for the female-only scholarship programme.

“As diversity has grown in my research team at Trinity, we have been more creative in pursuing and delivering high-quality science. Female uptake in certain STEM subjects remains low but initiatives like this are helping to drive positive change” he stated.

The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris welcomed the collaboration. “I am delighted to see this strong collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and Microsoft. Quantum computing technology will be instrumental in solving some of society’s biggest challenges and seeing Ireland at the forefront of this research is tremendously important,” he stated.


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