Events

May 7th 2020

Save the Date – National Quantum Technologies Showcase – 6 November 2020

The National Quantum Technologies Showcase is an annual event, which has been running since 2015, and is the flagship user engagement event for quantum technologies. The 2020 Showcase will continue to build on the success of previous years recognising and demonstrating the breadth of current investments and activities undertaken as part of the National Programme and the growing commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK.
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Mar 5th 2020

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK 2020

We are proud to be supporting the three day Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK 2020 (CUWiP UK) at the University of York, between 12 and 15 March 2020.
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Oct 11th 2019

National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2019

The 2019 Showcase is being organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with the National Network of Quantum Technology Hubs and the other National Programme Partners.
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Sep 13th 2019

Quantum in the City: the shape of things to come

Quantum physics is not the realm of science fiction; quantum properties are driving the next generation of innovative technologies that will have an impact on society in the near future. From non-invasive medical imaging to unhackable data security, discover how the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme is translating quantum theory into real-world applications in a panel discussion with directors from the UK’s four quantum technology hubs and an interactive exhibition of these emerging technologies to get a glimpse of what living in a ‘Quantum City’ might be like. 
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Aug 28th 2019

“QTX-3 2019: Quantum Technologies in Space” international workshop

The coincidence of the UK Space 2019 international conference, the Singapore / UK satellite QKD In-Orbit-Demonstration (IOD) research collaboration, and the specific interests of the Quantum Communications Hub partners in CubeSats have rendered a joint session close to UK Space 2019 opportune.

 

In response, an international specialist workshop has been co-organised by the UK Quantum Communications Hub and RAL Space. 
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Jul 3rd 2019

QKD over 5GUK: Dynamic QKD network over the 5GUK testbed

The Quantum Communications Hub and University of Bristol will demonstrate the first 5G network secured by dynamic QKD methods and will share keys over end-to-end core, metro and access networks. This is a key step towards the final linking of the metro-scale networks in Bristol and Cambridge to BT Adastral Park to form the UK Quantum Network.

The core work involves two research groups within the University of Bristol, the Quantum Engineering Technology Labs and Smart Internet Lab. Together, they will demonstrate how quantum key distribution can be incorporated into a classical network structure and anticipate how the application will lead to improved UK infrastructure and device interoperability on a national scale. The University of Bristol has deployed 5G capability in its city centre and contributes to the key Software Defined Network (SDN) technologies for end-to-end 5G service delivery. The team welcomes discussion on how they can work with others to test quantum secured future network services and applications.

Date: 03 September 2019

Venue: Bill Brown Design Suite (Queen’s Building, University of Bristol)

Registration is strictly by invitation only.

Mar 8th 2019

Launch of the UKQNtel Quantum Network: Connecting Research with Industry

The Quantum Communications Hub and lead industrial partner BT are launching UKQNtel – the Cambridge to Adastral Park quantum network.

UKQNtel is the new quantum network connecting the Quantum Communications Hub at Cambridge to BT Adastral Park. This network is funded by EPSRC and operates on standard commercial fibre provided by BT. It connects the metropolitan section of the EPSRC UK Quantum Network at Cambridge with BT Labs – BT’s Global Research and Development Headquarters. This new network will serve as a test-bed for device and system trials, proof of principle experiments, integration of quantum and conventional communications, and quantum application and service demonstrations for stakeholders, customers and the wider public. Operation on standard commercial fibre and connecting to Adastral Park will enable this new network to showcase UK quantum communications to a wide range of future users, to generate market pull and stimulate adoption.

Date: 26 March 2019

Venue: Hauser Forum (Cambridge) & Showcase Suite (Adastral Park, Innovation Martlesham)

Registration is strictly by invitation only.

Mar 8th 2019

Panel Discussion: Quantum Communication, What can Quantum Technology do for a data hungry society?

Our Hub Director, Professor Tim Spiller, will be taking part in a panel discussion organised by the UCL Institute of Communications and Connected Systems, on the subject of Quantum Communications, the potential and impact of the new technology applications.

Date: April 2nd, 2019

Venue: Jeremy Bentham Room, University College London, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT.

The event is free and open to all but registration is essential.

To find out more about the agenda, speakers, venue and to book a place, please visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/iccs/quantum-communications-event