(APS.org) Ronald Hanson, Scientific Director at the QuTech research institute and a professor at the Delft University of Technology, spoke about an ambitious project to create a global quantum internet, starting in the Netherlands. The ultimate vision is a network that enables qubit exchange from anywhere in the world, requiring the ability to transmit states of quantum entanglement across long distances. Note: QuTech will Co-Produce IQT-NYC Conference with 3DR Holdings April 2-3, 2020.
The goal is to create a truly quantum network with end-to-end quantum technology. The advent of a fully quantum internet would be an important step for quantum computing, allowing quantum processors to transmit information from quantum bits, or qubits, to one another instantaneously.
QuTech Assembles Braintrust to Build First Entanglement-Based Quantum Network
“We want to make the first entanglement-based internet, and to do that we have to assemble a brilliant, interdisciplinary group of people,” said Hanson in his talk. “It’s a testimony to the type of challenge we have: It’s not just an optics challenge or just a physics challenge. You need people from different disciplines to work together.”
To create such a talented braintrust, Delft University and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) joined forces to create QuTech. This advanced research center for quantum computing and the quantum internet provides a place for physicists, computer scientists, and optics engineers to realize the ultimate goal of a network of quantum computers.