Toward global quantum networks

Liang Jiang, Ph.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
August 12, 2021

About this webinar

The internet has had a revolutionary impact on our world. The vision of quantum internet — capable of transmitting quantum information — will provide novel applications that are provably impossible by communicating only classical information. An outstanding challenge of building large-scale quantum networks is to establish a quantum channel that can connect remote parties efficiently. Direct quantum communication with optical fiber network over continental scale suffers from fiber attenuation and exponential reduction of communication rate. To overcome this challenge, quantum repeaters and quantum satellites have been proposed and demonstrated to boost communication rates over long distances.


In this talk, Liang Jiang, Ph.D., of the University of Chicago will introduce these technologies with the promise of enabling global quantum networks. In addition, Jiang will discuss related research frontiers and promising applications of quantum internet. The webinar will conclude with a live Q&A.

About the presenter

Liang Jiang, Ph.D., received his B.S. from Caltech in 2004 and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009. He then worked as a Sherman Fairchild postdoctoral fellow at Caltech. In 2012, Jiang joined the faculty of Yale University as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor of applied physics. He was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in 2013. In 2019, Jiang moved to his current position as professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. He is also an Amazon Scholar on quantum computing.

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