Trends of Quantum Computing, Challenges of a Revolutionary Technology for Europe

Published: 18. June 2021


Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer introduction

Prof. Dr. Marco Robnik (Class IV) chair

Prof. Rainer Blatt , Institute of Experimental Physics, Universität Innsbruck:

From Quantum Information to Quantum Computer 

Prof. Dr. Frank- Wilhelm Mauch, Saarland University, Saarbrücken:

Quantum Computer with Superconductors

Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Schmidt-KalerJohannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz:

Quantum Computer with Ions

Prof. Dr. em. Giulio Casati (Class IV) chair

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Gisin, Univerity of Geneve: From Quantum Foundations to Applications in Quantum Cryptography and back

Prof. Dr. Christian Bauckhage, Fraunhofer IAIS: Quantum AI and Quantum Machine Learning

Since many years, the quantum world has already arrived in our everday life. Transistors, diodes, and laser are well known devices of everyday technology. After this first generation of quantum technology, we are living in the 2nd generation which applies principles of quantum mechanics (e.g. superposition, entanglement) in a targeted manner. Examples are first prototypes of quantum computers, classical supercomputer with quantum simulation, quantum communication, and quantum cryptography. There are already hints that we are in the transition to a 3rd generation of quantum technology with, e.g., universal quantum computers, quantum Internet, and quantum artificial intelligence. Obviously, quantum computing does not only concern deep epistemic foundations of nature, but also revolutionary impact on economy and society. Therefore, the trends of quantum computing in Europe and worldwide are a challenge for the European Academy of Sciences and Arts which should be considered in a workshop bridging foundational research as well as applied engineering and societal impact.

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