Sep 21st 2020

Quantum R&D is more than just Qubits and Quantum Computers!

The UK through a mix of government and industry funding has committed more than £1Bn over 10 years to a coordinated programme in quantum technology. Six years into this programme Sir Peter will describe here how we got there, and our goals for the future. The UK National Quantum Technology Programme has induced a step change in the UK’s capabilities for pushing forward a new sector in future information technologies. We describe how the programme arose and the activities it supported and influenced to deliver these new capabilities, building on a first phase almost £480M investment across several UK government agencies. The UK programme now enters its second phase [1], with a further substantial investment by UK government and global industries in the UK making a total of over £1Bn. Peter will also describe the plans (and what is going on in this exciting area outside of the UK) for ensuring the advanced quantum science and demonstrator platforms in imaging, sensing, communications and computing developed over the past five years will drive the formation of the QT sector and embed quantum tech in a broad range of industries. Finally, Peter will highlight the need to raise awareness of the developments and the need for engineering and technology engagement in the rapidly emerging Quantum Sector.

1. “Blackett Review: The Quantum Age: technological opportunities.”
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May 4th 2020

New Scientist Live North, 5-7 February 2021, Manchester Central

Alongside other stakeholders of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, the Quantum Communications Hub will be taking the Quantum City exhibit to the New Scientist Live North science festival, scheduled to take place at Manchester Central between 5 and 7 February, 2021. The exhibit will include a collection of exciting and interactive quantum technologies demonstrations to show what quantum technologies can do for us and what living in a ‘Quantum City’ might be like.
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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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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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May 9th 2019

Quantum Shorts film screening at the York Festival of Ideas

The Quantum Communications Hub is sponsoring a film screening as part of this year’s York Festival of Ideas. From fascinating sci-fi visions to absurdist takes on the multiverse, we present a special screening of the top ten shortlisted finalists in the international Quantum Shorts Festival. 
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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.

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Jun 18th 2018

QuICC Summer School 2018, University of York, York

The Quantum Communications Hub is proud to be partially sponsoring the annual summer school on Quantum Information, Computing and Control (QuICC), which will run from Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th of August 2018 at the University of York, and will focus on research into quantum systems and their applications.
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Jun 18th 2018

New Scientist Live 2018, 20-23 September 2018, ExCel London

Stakeholders of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme such as the four UK Quantum Technology Hubs, the National Physical Laboratory and representatives from the quantum Centres for Doctoral Training will be bringing the Quantum City exhibit at the New Scientist Live science festival in London.
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