Our programme is broad-ranging, from single molecules coupling to optical and microwave photons, to molecular entanglement using small arrays in simple geometries, to strongly correlated many-body systems using molecules in two- and three-dimensional lattices, with each approach bringing its own practical challenges and benefits. We identify six major research challenges that work towards a common purpose:
- Advanced Molecular Sources: The application of molecular sources in the solid state, in traps, and in lattices to developing quantum science.
- Interfaces: Controlled coupling of molecules in the solid state to photonic chips.
- Chips: Controlled coupling of gas-phase molecules in microtraps to waveguides on a chip.
- Tweezers: Controlling molecule-molecule interactions and engineering entanglement.
- Lattices: Preparing and detecting the quantum state of molecules in optical lattices.
- Microscope: Detecting and addressing individual molecules in a 2D quantum array and performing prototype quantum simulations.