Home > Press > A QTG Workshop on Quantum Technologies
The Royal Society, London - 24 April 2006
A QTG Workshop on Quantum Technologies
Posted on March 22, 2006
Quantum theory is little understood outside the scientific community, but it offers huge potential for industry and society. In future, quantum devices such as computers, clocks and communications systems could all be more powerful - by an order of magnitude - than today's conventional systems.
Quantum devices currently only exist in prototype form in the laboratory, but they are already demonstrating enormous potential: storing, processing and transmitting information with efficiencies going way beyond classical physics. However, developing quantum devices robust enough to be mass-produced outside the lab remains a scientific and technological challenge.
Realising the commercial opportunities of quantum will require a high degree of interdisciplinary collaboration, and greater public understanding. In this spirit of inter-disciplinary collaboration and outreach, the workshop on Quantum Technologies will bring scientific researchers and students together with the business community, entrepreneurs, and the general public.
This workshop, which is free to attend, will profile state of the art quantum technologies, addressing both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The format of the workshop is designed to be interactive, with presentations from quantum pioneers in academia and industry, a demonstration session featuring new quantum devices and plenty of opportunities for Q&A. The workshop is divided into three sessions, each consisting of four 20 minute presentations. Speakers include Professor Sir Peter Knight, Head of Physics at Imperial College London; Sir Richard Dearlove, former Head of MI6; Charles Clarke, NIST; Professor Herschel Rabitz, Princeton University; Ray Browne, DTI Innovation Group; Helen Margolis, National Physics Laboratory; Mark Aldington, Quantum Information Partners LLP; Quentin Cooper, Presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Material World; and industry speakers from Hitatchi, MagiQ, Toshiba and HP.
Places at this event are limited, so we advise early registration. For more information, and to view the agenda, please click here.
This workshop is organised by the Quantum Technologies Group, a knowledge integration community funded by The Cambridge-MIT Institute. For information on other Quantum Technologies Group events, please visit our website.
About Quantum Technologies Group:
Sponsored by the Cambridge-MIT Institute, the Quantum Technologies Group (QTG) is a community of researchers at Cambridge and MIT, focused on developing the technologies required to commercially realise the opportunities offered by quantum cryptography, communication, metrology and computation.
For more information, please click here.
For information about the Cambridge-MIT Institute, please visit: www.cambridge-mit.org
Copyright © Quantum Technologies Group
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
A novel method for identifying the body’s ‘noisiest’ networks November 19th, 2014
Researchers discern the shapes of high-order Brownian motions November 17th, 2014
VDMA Electronics Production Equipment: Growth track for 2014 and 2015 confirmed: Business climate survey shows robust industry sector November 14th, 2014
Open Materials Development Will Be Key for HP's Success in 3D Printing: HP can make a big splash in 3D printing, but it needs to shore up technology claims and avoid the temptation of the razor/razor blade business model in order to flourish November 11th, 2014
Pseudospin-driven spin relaxation mechanism in graphene November 11th, 2014
Heat Transfer Sets the Noise Floor for Ultrasensitive Electronics November 11th, 2014
Noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by quantum particles of heat November 10th, 2014
Sussex physicists find simple solution for quantum technology challenge October 28th, 2014
Purdue 3-D printing innovation capable of making stronger, lighter metal works for auto, aerospace industries November 20th, 2014
Leica Microsystems Presents Universal Hybrid Detector for Single Molecule Detection and Imaging at SfN and ASCB: Leica HyD SMD - the Optimal Detector for Precise and Reliable SMD data November 20th, 2014
Silver Nanoparticles Produced in Iran from Forest Plants Extract November 20th, 2014
Nano Sorbents Able to Remove Pollutions Caused by Oil Derivatives November 20th, 2014