Ion Trap Quantum Computing

Group Leaders:

Prof. David Lucas and Prof. Andrew Steane

About us

We are primarily an experimental group, testing and developing ideas in quantum computing using laser-manipulated trapped ions. Currently a major focus is the construction of a series of photonically-linked ion traps which will be the "unit cells" of a simple quantum information processor, as part of the "Networked Quantum Information Processing" Hub project led by Oxford, see the NQIT page for details.

We are also involved in some theoretical activity, concerned mainly with quantum fault-tolerant methods and quantum error correction. See here for introductions, papers, and other links about this work.



Postdoc positions

We are currently looking for a postdoc to join the research group in 2020. If you are interested in joining us as a postdoc, please email

Ph.D. positions

We are always looking for talented and motivated students who are interested in pursuing research in our group. We are seeking two students to start in 2020. Please apply through the University of Oxford's graduate admissions process; if you would like further information, please email


We work at the Clarendon Laboratory at the University of Oxford. For directions see the Oxford Physics page here.