News

May 4th 2020

International Quantum Shorts Competition announces finalists!

The Quantum Shorts 2019 flash fiction competition has announced its ten finalists! The annual, international competition, which aims to produce quantum inspired artistic outputs, either short videos (as in the 2018 round) or short stories (as in this round), received over 640 stories – an unprecedented number, submitted by enthusiastic writers all around the world.
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Apr 1st 2020

New White Paper Published by the National Cyber Security Centre

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published a new white paper on quantum security technologies, which discusses both quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum random number generators (QRNGs).
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Mar 31st 2020

Hub Director Prof Tim Spiller gives video address to Launch Phase 2.0 of the Quantum Communications Hub

Hub Director, Professor Tim Spiller has given a video address in lieu of the Launch Event for Phase 2.0 of the Quantum Communications Hub.
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Mar 24th 2020

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK 2020

The Quantum Communications Hub was delighted to support the Conference for Undergraduate Women UK 2020 (CUWiP UK) between 12 and 15 March 2020, at the University of York. The conference was attended by over 100 undergraduate students, who identify as women, and had a schedule packed with interesting and inspiring activities.

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Mar 17th 2020

British Science Week 2020: The Annual Holgate Science Lecture

As part of British Science Week 2020, the Quantum Communication Hub was asked to give a talk to students (aged 11-18) and parents, at the Annual Holgate Science Lecture at the National STEM Learning Centre, York. Hub Investigator, Dr Roger Colbeck, gave the talk which included an introduction to quantum communications and quantum cryptography.
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Dec 10th 2019

The international Quantum Shorts competition is back!

Quantum Shorts is an annual, international competition aiming to produce quantum inspired artistic outputs in the form of either short videos (as in the 2018 round) or short stories (flash fiction) as is the theme this year.
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Oct 31st 2019

Our final year report for the first phase of the programme is now published!

Thanks to all the Hub colleagues, partners and collaborators who have contributed to our fifth year report, published today on our website. The report provides a summary of all our achievements over the last five years and outlines future directions for the Hub in the second stage of the national quantum technologies programme.

To download the report, visit the Resources/Hub Publications section of the website.

Oct 11th 2019

Hub partner Bristol demonstrates first QKD over 5G network application

Bristol, 3 September 2019

The completion of the UK’s Quantum Network (UKQN) came one step closer earlier this month with the launch of Bristol’s metropolitan quantum network. Establishing the country’s first quantum network to be used as a national testbed facility for the emerging technologies is a major Hub aim, and one that hands the UK a definite competitive advantage in the global quantum race.
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