The Quantum Internet; Charting the Critical Path

Dates: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Organising group(s): 
Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control
Location: 
University of Toronto Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
CA

The Quantum Internet; Charting the Critical Path

Workshop Dates: June 21-23, 2018
Location: University of Toronto
Organizing committee: Paul Brumer, Amr S. Helmy, Daniel James, Hoi-Kwong Lo, Norbert Lutkenhaus, William Munro, Li Qian, Aephraim Steinberg

Scope:
The scope of this workshop encompasses many of the most pressing issues that must be addressed to help define what The Quantum Internet can be, and what are the critical milestones required for its inception. There are many transformational opportunities that motivate investing in significant research which realizes physical processes and hence systems that can empower quantum nodes that are linked by quantum channels. The solutions to address these issues include emerging technologies of quantum devices and components, novel device concepts to help transition some of the existing quantum functions from the lab into the field, as well as new approaches in the fields of encryption, control and signal processing.

The conference will run for 3 days, and will involve a mix of Keynote talks, and posters, interspersed with coffee breaks and discussion panels. The meeting will involve researchers at all stages of their careers, including participation by graduate students; some fellowships will be made available to help defray students' travel expenses.