Thursday, 9 November 2017, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Joseph Spring, Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

Recent developments in technology are creating opportunities for the practical application of quantum concepts to networks and distributed systems, which could later contribute to the development of a quantum based internet. Quantum repeaters are currently reported as working over distances in excess of 100km, with quantum dark fibre networks achieving distances of 2000km. Quantum based satellite communication are currently proposed with a view to achieving a global network by 2030. A UK National Quantum Technologies programme has been unveiled with the object of making the UK a world leader in quantum technology development. In this discussion we consider the progress being made in this field, together with a selection of issues relating to quantum communications.


Lindop Building, University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB


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