USOQs midterm preparation meeting Partners met at NPL in Teddington, UK on 4th December 2019 at the halfway point of the project to review progress ahead of the midterm report. Workshop on Advanced Quantum Systems for Precision Measurement Technologies The USOQs team held a workshop on Advanced Quantum Systems for Precision Measurement Technologies on 3rd December 2019 at Imperial College London. 20 PhD students and post-docs attended to hear 8 talks from the project partners and participate in discussions. The agenda is available at this link. Number-resolved imaging of 88Sr atoms at UDUR UDUR demonstrated single atom imaging in a low numerical aperture tweezer of single atoms with fidelity >0.99, as well as number resolved detection of zero, one and two atoms. Find out a bit more here. Microtraps at the National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2019 NPL exhibited their low noise ion microtrap at National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2019 on 15th November. This is an annual one-day event highlighting quantum technologies that have the potential for the creation of new markets and economic benefit. NPL’s platform is created in a parallel and monolithic MEMS process removing the need for manual post-assembly of parts and enabling a precise and repeatable geometry. Microtraps at the National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2018 NPL’s segmented linear ion microtrap platform for scalable entanglement based operations was exhibited at the UK’s 2018 National Quantum Technologies Showcase on 9th November. An earlier operated trap was displayed in its compact ultra-high vacuum and electronic package alongside an electronically packaged example of the latest generation trap to view under a stereo microscope highlighting the precise 3-dimensional lay-out. USOQS kick-off meeting The kick-off meeting for the USOQS project was held at INRiM in Torino, Italy on 02 July 2018, with representatives from participating NMIs, institutes and universities presenting their capabilities and planned contributions to the project.