This Special Collection, organized by Ivette Fuentes and Philippe Bouyer, aims at revealing the wide scope of cutting-edge applications in quantum metrology and sensing. While sensing beyond the surface of biological systems promise a revolution in detection and diagnosis in healthcare, detecting underground has applications in civil engineering and resource extraction including oil and gas. Quantum sensors not only have important commercial applications, they also promise to deepen our understanding of nature. New sensors might provide answers to fundamental questions at regimes where our understanding of physics is limited by the lack of experimental data. Scientific applications span from the microscopic world including the detection of fundamental particles such as Higgs and neutrinos to applications at cosmological scales where the search of dark energy, fifth forces and dark matter might find its first findings.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Quantum optics
- Qubit clocks
- Quantum engineering
- Quantum magnetism
Prof. Ivette Fuentes, University of Nottingham, UK
Prof. Philippe Bouyer, University of Bordeaux, France