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The future of Quantum Communications

Andrew Lord will introduce Quantum Key Distribution and describe the physics behind how it works and why it is unhackable. He will describe the developments in the field and how it is now being industrialised. He will finally give a glimpse into a future containing quantum computers, quantum entanglement and quantum satellites.

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Continuing Professional Development

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Time

20 Jun 2019

7:30pm - 9:30pm

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Add to Calendar 06/20/2019 19:30 06/20/2019 21:30 The future of Quantum Communications Andrew Lord will introduce Quantum Key Distribution and describe the physics behind how it works and why it is unhackable. He will describe the developments in the field and how it is now being industrialised. He will finally give a glimpse into a future containing quantum computers, quantum entanglement and quantum satellites. Ipswich IP8 3SU, UK

Organiser

Anglian Coastal Local Network

Registration Information

https://localevents.theiet.org/2bd6ea 

Speakers

Andrew Lord

Andrew Lord

Senior Manager of Optical Research at BT

Andrew joined BT in 1985 after a BA in Physics from Oxford University. He has worked on a wide range of optical network systems and technologies, including long haul subsea and terrestrial DWDM networks. He currently heads BT’s optical core and access research including quantum communications. He has published over 100 research papers. He was General Chair for the Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) 2017 in Los Angeles. He is Visiting Professor at Essex University, a Senior Member of the IEEE and Chartered Engineer and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Lightwave Technology. He won the prestigious BT Martlesham Medal in 2018. He is currently project manager for the EU Metro-Haul Project as well as actively involved in a range of quantum communications, timing, imaging and computing projects.

Location

Suffolk One

Scrivener Drive
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP8 3SU
United Kingdom

Programme

Talk commences at 7:30pm