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John Bell Day Lecture 2016: The Rise of the Quantum Machine


Friday, November 4, 2016, 13:00


Queens University Belfast


Public lecture to celebrate John Bell Day 2016.

Professor Ronald Hanson (QuTech, Delft University of Technology) will discuss the rise of the quantum machine at this year's John Bell Day lecture. His work on Bell’s Theorem was recognised by Physics World as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2015. He was awarded a European Research grant in 2012, and won the 2016 Huibregtsen Prize for his research into safe surfing on the quantum internet.

Belfast Metropolitan College

In 2016, Ronald Hanson from the University of Delft– one of the top scientists working in quantum computing today– joined us at Queen's University Belfast to commemorate John Stewart Bell. A capacity audience attended a Breakfast Briefing with Professor Hanson, chaired by former Head of Public Policy at Intel, Leonard Hobbs. 175 people from the world of science and industry attended the discussion. 13 post-doctorate students then attended a masterclass session later that morning with Hanson, to exchange experiences and expertise.

Watch the interview with Professor Ronald Hanson and Leonard Hobbs.

John Bell Day 2016 was jointly organised by Queen's University Belfast. The day was supported by IBEC.


Action at a Distance : The life and legacy of John Stewart Bell from Stuart Sloan on Vimeo.

Video courtesy of Queen's University Belfast and Naughton Gallery.

About Ronald Hanson

Ronald Hanson is one of the top scientists working in quantum computing today. He is based at QuTech, the Quantum Computing Institute at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands where over the next ten years €135  million will be invested to develop the building blocks for a quantum computer. His work on Bell’s Theorem was recognised by Physics World and one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2015. In 2016 he was awarded the  Huibregtsen Prize for his research into ‘safe surfing on the quantum internet’.

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