Introduction to Quantum Networks

Date: June 4, 2020
Time: 00:00 UTC - 00:00 UTC
Slides: Slides
Recording: Recording
quantum computing

The vision of a quantum internet is to fundamentally enhance Internet technology by enabling quantum communication between any two points on Earth. While the first realizations of small scale quantum networks are expected in the near future, scaling such networks presents immense challenges to physics, computer science and engineering.  In this session, Wojciech provides a gentle introduction to quantum networking  and surveys the state of the art. He proceeds to discuss key challenges for computer science in order to make such networks a reality.

Wojciech Kozlowski received his MSci degree in theoretical quantum physics from the University of Cambridge in 2012 and a DPhil degree in theoretical quantum optics and many-body systems from the University of Oxford in 2017. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at QuTech, an advanced research institute for quantum computing and networking in the Netherlands.

After his doctoral thesis on the competition between weak quantum measurement and many-body dynamics, Wojciech left academia to work as a software engineer in the network protocols unit at Metaswitch Networks in London, UK. As of 2019, he is combining his new expertise in networking technologies with his prior research experience developing a network architecture for the quantum internet.