The Secrets of the Quantum Internet

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  • Date 09.11.2021
  • Location Science Café Leiden
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The Secrets of the Quantum Internet

Guus Avis of QuTech will introduce us to the secrets of the Quantum Internet.

In 1969, four computers in four American cities were connected by one computer network (the ARPANET). This network would later develop into the current internet, which today is indispensable in our lives. Currently The Netherlands is working hard to connect four cities in a quantum network for the first time, which will be the first step towards a global quantum internet.

A quantum network makes use of the strange properties of quantum mechanics, the physical theory that describes the smallest particles (such as electrons). Like information encoded in such small particles cannot be copied, and two particles can become ‘entangled’ with each other.

During this lecture it will be discussed what exactly a quantum network does and what it is useful for, but also why it is so difficult to make a large-scale quantum network and how we try to solve it.

Guus Avis is affiliated with the quantum internet division of QuTech, a collaboration between TU Delft and TNO for research into quantum computing and quantum internet. He is researching how a quantum internet can best be built.

Date 9 November 2021
Science Café Leiden, Scheltema, Marktsteeg 1 in Leiden. Admission is Free.
Start Music: 7:40 PM; Lecture: 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM; Discussion approx. 21.05; End approx. 10 pm.
Language: Dutch

Entrance is free. Everyone with a valid corona ticket is welcome.

Guus Avis, QuTech









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