Towards a Quantum Internet

Panagiotis Spentzouris, Fermilab

Abstract: When fully deployed, the quantum Internet will connect any two points (eventually on the planet) via quantum communications through a system of national quantum networks. Each quantum network will interconnect nodes based on a heterogeneous set of technologies that will enable the realization of a diverse set of quantum protocols, such as multi-party secure communications, sensing, blind quantum computing, and distributed quantum computing. To date, no quantum Internet exists. Nevertheless, there already are a number of useful components and testbeds available that can inform the design of a first-generation quantum Internet.  In my talk I will describe some of the relevant concepts as well as existing technologies and testbeds that are envisioned to contribute to the development of the Quantum Internet.

About the speaker: Panagiotis Spentzouris is a senior scientist and head of the Scientific Computing Division at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.  His interests include Neutrino Physics, Accelerator Physics, and Quantum Information Science.