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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Department of Physics


The eighth annual Winton Symposium was held on November 7, 2019 at the Cavendish Laboratory on the theme of “Quantum Technologies".

Quantum technologies harness the unique features of quantum mechanics to produce functionality and performance. These have the potential to radically change how we perform computing, sensing and communication to list some of the topics that will be discussed at the Symposium. International speakers will explore the scientific challenges behind the competing technologies that are being used to build the basic components of quantum computers and high-precision sensors and clocks. The full impact of advances in these technologies on business, society and our understanding of fundamental science is yet to be determined; but as the engineering potential comes into focus and investment follows, progress in the field is accelerating.


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