It is now recognised worldwide that new Quantum Technologies (QT), based on quantum rather than classical laws and underpinned by Quantum Information (QI) research, have real potential for commercial development and impact. QT have been recognised by EPSRC as a Grand Challenge and QI research has been identified as a UK strength, to be grown in the new EPSRC Portfolio

The meeting will cover the whole range of new quantum technologies, from existing technologies through to the long term grand challenges, linking theory to experiment and concepts to implementations.

Quantum communication
Memory and networking technologies
Quantum metrology and sensing technologies
Quantum simulation and computing technologies.
Speakers leading breakthrough research in these technology sectors will be invited. To encourage and facilitate the participation of early-career researchers and PhD students, short contributed talks and a poster session form key aspects of this meeting. Further key features are a summary session to address the technology vision, and discussion of funding opportunities and the routes to further investment.

Invited speakers include:
K Banaszek, University of Warsaw, Poland
J Dowling, Louisiana State University, USA
J Hwang, Imperial College London, UK
E Kashefi, The University of Edinburgh, UK
A Kuhn, University of Oxford, UK
L Molenkamp, University of Würzburg, Germany
J G Rarity, University of Bristol, UK
C F Roos, Univeristy of Innsbruck, Austria
R Renner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
A Wallraff, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Scientific organisers:
Professor Timothy P Spiller, University of Leeds, UK
Professor Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford, UK

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    15 October 2012
  • Registration deadline:
    12 December 2012