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  • Date and time: Wednesday 9 March 2022, 5pm to 6pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Physics Winter Webinar series

Since they were first introduced in the early 1980’s, Quantum Technologies have evolved into conceptual and experimental methods that are making their way into the marketplace and creating an impact on our modern society. Quantum Communications, Sensors, Imaging and Computing are revolutionizing the world as we know it and promise to play a central role in next generation applications.

York has a world renowned leadership in Quantum Technologies, consolidated in recent years through the Quantum Communications Hub, the York Centre for Quantum Technologies and, more recently, the brand new 'Quantum Laboratories' of the Department of Physics.

In this webinar, Professor Marco Lucamarini will review the main concepts and most exciting results in the quantum arena and discuss new research trends in this emerging and rapidly growing area.

About the speaker

Professor Marco Lucamarini is Chair of Experimental Quantum Communications at the University of York, UK, and Director of Research at the York Centre for Quantum Technologies. He joined the University in 2020 coming from a senior position in Toshiba’s Cambridge Research Laboratory, where he conducted research into fibre-based quantum communications and implementation security of quantum key distribution systems. In collaboration with the Quantum Communications Hub, he contributed to bring the UK’s first quantum network into existence. More recently, he was instrumental in extending the range of secure quantum communications to intercity distances and high-loss communication channels. He has more than 15 years’ experience in quantum information theory and experiments, with over 100 research papers and patents. Since 2012 he has been a member of the ETSI industry standardisation group, where he contributes to define forward-looking standards for the quantum technology.