QCUMbER is a FET Open research and innovation action in the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, funded under the H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015 call.
The primary goals of the QCUMbER project are to develop the experimental and theoretical resources needed to address the quantum structure of the time-frequency degree of freedom of ultrashort light pulses and pulse trains and to demonstrate their utility for new types of quantum technologies, such as communications, dynamical sensors and computation.
In other words, we are using light particles, so-called photons, to realise technologies that harness the strange, yet strangely powerful, quantum features of light. In the not-so-distant future, these technologies will enable supreme measurement devices and quantum computers, which outperform their classical counterparts.
QCUMbER involves 6 European research institutions from 4 different European countries. The project runs for three years - from 1 September 2015 through 31 August 2018.
More colloquially, QCUMbER is concerned with researching quantum rainbows, as explained in this video.
More information and teaching resources can be found here.