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University of Waterloo Associate Professor Thomas Jennewein is a 2024 IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Speaker

University of Waterloo Associate Professor Thomas Jennewein is a 2024 IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference speaker
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 03 Apr 2024

The IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference, dedicated to the forefront of quantum technology developments, will feature Dr. Thomas Jennewein, an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo and a Canadian Excellence Research Chair for Global Quantum Internet Systems at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Jennewein is renowned for pioneering quantum communication technology research, specifically focusing on creating scalable solutions for long-range and satellite quantum networks.

Dr. Jennewein’s leadership in the field is exemplified through his direction of the Canadian Satellite mission, Quantum EncrYption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat). This ambitious project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of quantum communication and Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) between space and ground stations, extending across Canada and connecting with international partners. His innovative work in space-based quantum communications positions him as a global leader in extending the reach and security of quantum networks.

In addition to his contributions to quantum communication, Dr. Jennewein has made significant strides in fundamental quantum optics research at the University of Waterloo. Notably, he led the team that achieved the first three-photon interference, a significant experiment that garnered recognition from Physics World as one of the Top 10 breakthroughs in 2017. This work marks an important advance in quantum optics and underscores the potential for new quantum technologies.

At the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference, attendees can anticipate an enlightening presentation from Dr. Jennewein. He will share insights into the current state and prospects of quantum communication technologies, including the challenges and innovations surrounding satellite quantum networks, using his research at the University of Waterloo as an example. His session is poised to highlight the critical role of quantum communication in achieving secure global communication networks and the steps toward realizing a global quantum internet.

IQT Vancouver · Pacific Rim 2024: Quantum Computing, Communications, and Security — Pathways to Real World Solutions.

With Vancouver as North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, IQT and the Quantum Algorithms Institute are bringing together partners across North America and Asia to showcase the state of quantum computing, communications, and security. This international conference moves beyond the quantum hype to profile quantum computing, communications technologies, and quantum expertise in real-world settings. Sessions will highlight practical applications of quantum algorithms and networking in pharmaceuticals, transportation, finance, and more industries. Attendees will include industry and government executives, end-users, and investors who will learn about the latest developments in these technologies, pathways for companies to get ready for quantum solutions, and ethics and policy considerations in this fast-growing industry.

Register for IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim 2024 here. 

Categories: Conference, photonics, quantum computing, research

Tags: IQT Vancouver, Thomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo

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