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Friday, August 21, 2020

Considering, Designing the Quantum Internet

Most interesting upcoming ACM talk.   An area we are now exploring.  Register at the link.

Title: Quantum Networks: From a Physics Experiment to a Quantum Network System

Date: Tuesday, September 01, 2020    Duration: 1 hour 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

The internet has had a revolutionary impact on our world. The vision of a quantum internet is to provide fundamentally new internet technology by enabling quantum communication between any two points on Earth. Such a quantum internet can —in synergy with the “classical” internet that we have today—connect quantum information processors in order to achieve unparalleled capabilities that are provably impossible by using only classical information.

At present, such technology is under development in physics labs around the globe, but no large-scale quantum network systems exist. In this talk, we will discuss some of the efforts to move from an ad-hoc physics experiment to a scalable quantum network system. We start by providing a gentle introduction to quantum networks for computer scientists, and briefly review the state of the art. We continue to present a network stack for quantum networks, and a give an overview of a link layer protocol for producing quantum entanglement as an example.

We close by providing a series of pointers to learn more, as well as tools to download that allow play with simulated quantum networks without leaving your home.

Stephanie Wehner
Delft University of Technology
Stephanie Wehner is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor, and Roadmap Leader in Quantum Internet and Networked Computing at QuTech, Delft University of Technology. Her goal is to understand the world of small particles – the laws of quantum mechanics – in order to construct better networks and computers. She has written numerous scientific articles in both physics and computer science, and is one the founders of QCRYPT, which has become the largest conference in quantum cryptography. At present, she serves as the coordinator of the European Quantum Internet Alliance. From 2010 to 2014, her research group was located at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. Previously, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology. In a former life, she worked as a professional hacker in industry.

Travis Humble
Director, Quantum Computing Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Co-EiC, ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing
Travis Humble is a Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Director of the lab's Quantum Computing Institute. 

He received his doctorate in theoretical chemistry from the University of Oregon before coming to ORNL in 2005. Dr. Humble leads the Quantum Computing Team in the Quantum Information Science Group. He is also an associate professor with the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee and an Associate Editor for the Quantum Information Processing journal. He is also co-Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing. As director of the QCI, Dr. Humble oversees research and development of quantum computing technologies. At the intersection of computing, physics, and information, his research focuses on the design, development, and benchmarking of new quantum computing platforms. These revolutionary new approaches to familiar computational problems include reducing algorithmic complexity, reducing the computational resource requirements like power and communication, and increasing the problem sizes to be tackled by state of the art scientific applications. .... "

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