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Winton Symposium 2019: Quantum Technologies

When Nov 07, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Cavendish Laboratory
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Winton Symposium 2019

Quantum technologies harness the unique features of quantum mechanics to produce functionality and performance.  These have the potential to radically change how we perform computing, sensing and communication to list some of the topics that will be discussed at the Symposium.  International speakers will explore the scientific challenges behind the competing technologies that are being used to build the basic components of quantum computers and high-precision sensors and clocks. The full impact of advances in these technologies on business, society and our understanding of fundamental science is yet to be determined; but as the engineering potential comes into focus and investment follows, progress in the field is accelerating.


Full List of Speakers

  • Professor Charles Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and Principal Researcher, Microsoft
  • Professor John Martinis, UC Santa Barbara and Research Scientist, Google
  • Professor Michelle Simmons, Professor of Physics and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology University of New South Wales
  • Jacob Taylor, Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Director, Joint Centre for Quantum Information and Computer Science, University of Maryland and National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Professor Jun Ye, Professor of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder and Fellow of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA)
  • Greg Yeric, Fellow, Arm Research, Director of Future Silicon Technology


The 8th annual symposium at the Cavendish is an opportunity for students, researchers and faculty from the Department and elsewhere to get together to hear a series of talks given by world leading experts.

There is no registration fee for the Symposium and complimentary lunch will be provided, however due to the large demand for places, participants are required to register on-line for the event at

Further information on the Winton Symposium can be found at

The Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability Annual Report (2018) can be found here.



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