Date(s) - 14 Jan 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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Prof. Dominic O’Brien, University of Oxford

Quantum Computing has made rapid strides over the last decade, with cloud access to early machines and a wide range of applications investigated. This talk will outline the challenges in creating useful machines and describe research in the Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub at the University of Oxford.

Brief Biography

Professor Dominic O’Brien is a Professor of Engineering Science at Oxford and leads the optical communications group. He is the Director of the UK National Hub in Quantum Computing and Simulation. This is one of the four Quantum Technology Hubs funded as part of the UK National Quantum Technologies programme, running from 2019-2024. He was co-director for systems integration of the NQIT hub, which ran from 2014-2019, and a member of the Blackett review of quantum technologies.

His research is in optical wireless communications, with a particular focus on system demonstration, with a number of world-firsts in this area. Recent demonstrations, together with industrial and academic partners, include Quantum Key Distribution free-space links between handheld devices, between UAVs and ground stations, and Terabit/s wireless links within buildings. He has experience in IEEE standards, contributing to early work in the IEEE802.15.7 standard on visible light communications.

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