Three Trinity College Dublin teams awarded funding in US-Ireland Research Programme at intersection of classical & quantum networks

By IQT News posted 18 Mar 2022

(IndiaEducationDiary) Three Trinity researchers are the lead applicants on US-Ireland Research Programme projects that will be delivered through a tripartite research development partnership between Ireland, Northern Ireland and the USA. The team’s project area is at the intersection between classical and quantum networks and aims to develop a foundation for research for the coexistence of these two domains in existing telecommunications infrastructure.
Marco Ruffini, Associate Professor in Trinity’s School of Computer Science & Statistics and CONNECT, the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks, will work with colleagues in Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), the University of Arizona and Harvard University.
Professor Ruffini said, “The ability to overlay quantum communications over today’s ubiquitous optical fibre networks is key to enabling worldwide, cost-effective deployment of the future quantum Internet as we are entering the new era of quantum computing and communications.
“We aim to build intelligent algorithms and methods for controlling the network, that can predict and decide under which conditions a quantum channel can be transmitted adjacent to other, much stronger, classical communications channels. This will enable adding the quantum Internet as an additional feature in today’s networks, with the aim of minimising disruption to existing telecommunications fibre infrastructure.”

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