Dr. Tian Li, an assistant professor of physics at UTC, was the featured speaker for a “Gig City Goes Quantum” presentation on April 21. Li and his fellow UTC researchers have a lot of ideas for experiments, he said, and quantum research capabilities hold great promise for students, too.
Dr. James Troupe was asked how long it will take for quantum networking to come together. “I’ll give you an answer and then I’ll tell you the answer is probably moot,” said Troupe, chief scientist for quantum communications company Xairos and the guest speaker for the second of three “Gig City Goes Quantum” presentations hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Scientists’ discovery of how quantum mechanics works is popularly described as the first “revolution” in the field. The second is still somewhere on the horizon but getting closer, according to Dr. Raphael Pooser, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory quantum physicist.
An Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher, the chief scientist with a Denver-based quantum startup and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s own quantum optics expert headline three UTC-hosted presentations offered in conjunction with Gig City Goes Quantum, an initiative to prepare for education, jobs and business opportunities in the emerging quantum technology field.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chancellor Steven R. Angle joined EPB and key partners in Washington, D.C., for the announcement of the nation’s first industry-led, commercially available quantum network, which will be based in Chattanooga and include a node on the UTC campus.