Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Quantum Internet


on 14-05-2019

Stephanie Wehner, QuTech & Delft University of Technology

Date & time: Tuesday, May 14th, 17:00h
Location: Room 1, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Note: Entrance is free. No registration is necessary.

Abstract:
The internet has had a revolutionary impact on our world. The vision of a quantum internet is to provide fundamentally new internet technology by enabling quantum communication between any two points on Earth. Such a quantum internet will — in synergy with the “classical” internet that we have today — connect quantum information processors in order to achieve unparalleled capabilities that are provably impossible by using only classical information.
​This talk is an introduction to a quantum internet in which we will investigate what a quantum internet is good for, why counter-intuitive quantum phenomena can enable new applications, and how such a network might be built across Europe.

Speaker's bio:
Stephanie Wehner is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor at Delft University of Technology. Her passion is quantum communication in all its facets, and she has written numerous scientific articles in both physics and computer science. Stephanie is one the founders of QCRYPT, which has become the largest conference in quantum cryptography, the coordinator of the Quantum Internet Alliance, and has been awarded the KNAW Ammodo Science Award 2019.
From 2010 to 2014, her research group was located at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, where she was first Assistant and later Associate Professor. Previously, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology in the group of John Preskill. In a former life, she worked as a professional hacker in industry.

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