World’s quantum researchers come to Bristol

BQIT '19 adds diversity panel discussion
9th April 2019

The world’s leading quantum technology researchers came to the region for the sixth BQIT (Bristol quantum information technology) workshop.

The conference at the Mshed looked at the state of the art of the growing quantum industry.

Bristol is one of the leading centres for quantum research and development, building on research at the University’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs but also with the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) and the Quantum Technology Innovation Centre (QTIC).

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“We have put together a diverse and exciting technical program of research talks and posters, including a focused session on personal perspectives of working in the quantum technology industry,” said Dr Jonathan Matthews. “New to BQIT this year is a session on equality, diversity and inclusion. This will allow us to reflect where our community currently stands, to discover steps we can all take to ensure people from the broadest possible range of backgrounds thrive in academia and industry, and how we can enrich our community using the potential of diverse teams.”

Speakers came from across the UK and Europe, and from the US, Japan, China and Australia. A poster session of the latest research was sponsored by Bristol-based KETS Quantum Security, while Qontrol Systems (above) were showing their latest high precision 16bit electronics for quantum systems.

Jeremy Adcock from the University of Bristol presented the first device to wield four-photon entanglement, and measure state-of-the-art on-chip quantum interference for photonic quantum computing, while researchers from Delft in Holland are building the next version of the Internet around quantum technologies and a team in Nice, France, showed ways to synchronise the generation of photons as qubits in long distance telecommunications links.

QTEC is at www.bristol.ac.uk/qtec/

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