David Cory to speak at 2014 AAAS on cutting-edge innovations in quantum technologies

David Cory, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing at the University of Waterloo, will speak at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Cory will take part in the Quantum Information Technologies symposium, moderated by University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information, Raymond Laflamme.

The symposium will focus on some of the cutting‑edge innovations in quantum technologies, namely quantum cryptography, quantum electronics and quantum sensors.

Cory argues that technologies that uniquely operate according to the laws of quantum mechanics could revolutionize the way we live, work, communicate and compute. They have the potential to significantly outperform today’s technology, and perform tasks that many thought impossible.

The symposium will demonstrate that a quantum revolution is underway. Theoretical and experimental developments in quantum information continue to spark new technologies. These technologies have commercial applications in numerous fields, including materials science, biomedical imaging, personal medicine, ultra‑secure communication, and oil exploration.

The symposium will take place at the Water Tower in the Hyatt Regency Chicago, on Sunday, February 16, at 1 p.m.