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QuTech Principal Investigator Ronald Hanson, will Speak at IQT the Hague in 2024.

Ronald Hanson, principal investigator for QuTech and a professor at DTU, will share his insights at the IQT 2024 conference in the Hague.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 02 Jan 2024

The Inside Quantum Technology conference in The Hague in April 2024 is poised to feature a keynote address by Ronald Hanson, a Distinguished Professor at Delft University of Technology and a principal investigator at QuTech. Hanson, renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to quantum technology, is one of the founding professors of QuTech, an institute he helped establish in 2014. He served as its Scientific Director from 2016 to 2020.

As a principal investigator, Ronald Hanson’s research has been pivotal in advancing our understanding of quantum-entangled states, with a long-term vision of harnessing these states for future quantum technologies, such as quantum computing and quantum internet. His work is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach, seamlessly integrating quantum optics, solid-state physics, nuclear magnetic resonance, quantum information theory, and nanofabrication.

One of Hanson’s most notable achievements came in 2014 when his research group successfully teleported quantum data between electrons on distant solid-state chips, a feat that made headlines worldwide. This achievement was followed by another significant milestone in 2015 when he conducted the first loophole-free Bell test, ending a decades-long scientific quest. In 2018, his group achieved another critical breakthrough by generating quantum entanglement at a rate faster than its loss, paving the way for more robust quantum communication systems.

In his upcoming talk at the IQT conference, Hanson is expected to outline his ongoing efforts as a principal investigator to build the fundamentals of a future quantum internet. With plans to establish a rudimentary quantum network between several cities in the Netherlands, his work is at the forefront of quantum technology implementation.

Hanson’s contributions to the field have been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize (2012), the Huibregtsen Award for Excellence in Science and Society (2016), and the John Stewart Bell Prize (2017). In 2019, he was honored with the Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands, acknowledging his significant impact on science and society.

As a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW), the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW), and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Hanson’s reputation as a leading scientist in quantum technology is well-established. His appointment as the university’s 6th Distinguished Professor in 2020 further cemented his status as a key figure in the field.

Ronald Hanson’s presentation at the IQT conference is highly anticipated, as attendees look forward to gaining insights from one of the leading minds in quantum technology. As a principal investigator, his visionary work advances scientific understanding and lays the groundwork for practical applications that could revolutionize how we approach computing and communication in the future.

IQT The Hague 2024 is the Netherlands’ fifth global conference and exhibition. The Hague is a Quantum Technology Event focusing on Quantum Networking and Quantum Security. Ten vertical topics encompassing more than 40-panel talks from over 100 speakers will provide attendees with a deep understanding of state-of-the-art developments of the future quantum internet and the current impact of quantum-safe technologies on cybersecurity and quantum computers.

The conference brings together corporate management, entrepreneurs, end users, technology providers, infrastructure partners, researchers, and investors working on current developments. IQT The Hague is organized by 3DR Holdings, IQT Research, QuTech, QIA (Quantum Internet Alliance), and Quantum Delta, who will bring leading organizations and professionals together in this important event. The April conference is “in-person” to ensure maximum networking and discussion at the Postillion Hotel & Convention Centre in The Hague.

Categories: Conference, quantum computing, research

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