The Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI) opened its doors to researchers in 2009. Located at the University of Bristol in the UK, the centre is home to a collection of laboratories that offers the lowest vibration and acoustic noise levels of any research facility in the world. Physics World journalist James Dacey visits the NSQI to find out how its researchers manage to keep the place so peaceful and quiet.

The NSQI was created primarily for researchers working in the fields of nanoscience and quantum information. Dacey meets some of the scientists based at the NSQI to find out about their research. They include Jeremy O'Brien, who is developing the practical knowledge needed to create quantum computers that could drastically outperform any existing computer.