Professor Ingmar Posner and Team to Benefit from Boost in Government Funding For Quantum Technologies

5th April 2016

The government has pledged significant funds towards boosting UK research into quantum technologies at the University of Oxford.

The Oxford Mail reported that the government is investing £204m of funding in science and engineering projects nationally, to include projects such as the development of driverless cars.

The Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, made the announcement during a recent visit to Oxford, where he observed ground-breaking research being conducted at the University.

Professor Ingmar Posner, Fellow and Tutor in Engineering at Pembroke, and his team at the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group (MRG) are at the forefront of research into land based mobile autonomy, and are set to benefit from the boost in funds.

Professor Posner leads the perception and planning work for the MRG, who were awarded the prestigious Automotive Innovation Award from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders for their LUTZ pathfinder project at the end of 2015.

The University of Oxford will also receive £13.5m towards supporting DPhil students in physical sciences and engineering subjects.

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