Our Quantum World: How Quantum Technologies will Shape the Future - One day meeting

Speakers: Jian-Wei Pan, Professor Mete Atatüre, Harry Buhrman, Giuseppe Carleo and Barbara Terhal

  • 18 March 2023, 10:15 – 17:00
  • Cambridge University Engineering Department
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  • Event cost: Free
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Quantum physics describes a new type of information with distinctive properties that can revolutionize how we process and control data.  Emerging technologies like quantum cryptography, computing, and communication harness this potential.  This one-day meeting brings experts from around the world to share their insights and visions into a quantum-powered future.


10.15-10.30 Introduction to meeting

10.30-11.30 Harry Buhrman, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands – Quantum Computing: From Theory to Reality

11.30-12.30 Giuseppe Carleo, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland – Exploring the Quantum Frontier: Machine Learning for Solving Hard Quantum Problems 

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Jian-Wei Pan, Head of the Chinese quantum technology programme, University of Science and Technology, Shanghai - Quantum entanglement and beyond

14.30-15.30 Barbara Terhal,  EEMCS Department, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands – Quantum: pushing towards the limits of control

15.30-16.00 Afternoon Tea  

16.00-17.00 Professor Mete Atatüre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge – Quantum Optics and Quantum Technology

Organised by: Professor Adrian Kent, Dr Boris Groisman, Dr Sergii Strelchuk and Professor Ron Horgan

Location: Constance Tipper Lecture Theatre - Cambridge University Engineering Department

This scientific one-day meeting is free and open to everyone who is interested. 


Ron Horgan is an Emeritus Professor in the Theoretical High Energy Particle Physics Group research group in DAMTP, University of Cambridge. He is a Life Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and was for over twenty years Director of Studies in Applied Mathematics.

Professor Adrian Kent is Professor of Quantum Physics and a member Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations in DAMTP, University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of Wolfson College and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Darwin College. He also holds a Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Sergii Strelchuk is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations, DAMTP, University of Cambridge. His research covers a broad range of topics in quantum computation, quantum information theory and quantum cryptography.

Boris Groisman is a College Lecturer in Sidney Sussex College and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations, DAMTP, University of Cambridge. His research includes topics ranging from quantum foundations to relativistic quantum information theory, non-local quantum computation and quantum games.


Venue Details
Cambridge University Engineering Department
Engineering Dept
Trumpington St
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
+44 1223 332600
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