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Postponed - Opportunities in Quantum Sensing


Join IOP Wales Committee and Prof Kai Bongs in exploring Opportunities in Quantum Sensing in a hybrid event.

Quantum sensing has been voted a top 10 emerging technology by the World Economy Forum in 2020. Quantum Sensors are a Quantum Technology, which is just one step away from real world impact and host various economic opportunities. The roadmap of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub follows some of these opportunities. Successes include quantum magnetoencephalography systems, which could revolutionize brain health and quantum gravity sensors, which are detecting tunnels and are deployed in a range of trial scenarios. Future aims include resilient position, navigation and timing solutions as well as radars enabled by quantum oscillators.

Kai Bongs is the Director of Innovation, Engagement and Impact for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham and the principal investigator of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Timing.

Having obtained a PhD in Experimental Physics in Hannover on the topic of atom optics with Bose-Einstein condensates, he has done a postdoc on atom interferometry at Yale University and a habilitation on quantum gas mixtures at Hamburg, before joining the University of Birmingham as Chair for Cold Atoms.

His research focuses on quantum sensors for gravity and optical clocks, which he translates into applications in collaboration with partners from industry. He has been awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and his translational activities have been recognised by the Denis Gabor Medal and Prize from the IOP.

To join via zoom - please follow this link.