"FUTURAS IN RES" conference: The Quantum Breakthrough

In 2021 the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will host the third international science and technology conference of its “FUTURAS IN RES“ series.
 

This year’s topic is “Quantum Technologies” and it will be held from November 23–25, 2021 in Berlin, Germany, with a live streaming from the venue.

 

The second-generation quantum technologies have already resulted in an increasing number of practical applications and bear a high innovation potential for the years to come. This year, our invited international experts from research and industry will present you and discuss the latest R&D advancements and applications in the areas of:

  • Quantum Imaging & Optics​
  • Quantum Communication 
  • Quantum Sensing​
  • Quantum Computing​ 

Video: Fraunhofer Quantum Innovations

Current status of speaker commitments

in alphabetical order

Quantum
Imaging & Optics 

With tailor-made quantum states of light we can overcome classical limits of noise and resolution, improving images under critical conditions.

Quantum Communication

For the first time in the realm of cryptography, quantum communication enables quantifiable security based on nature’s laws of quantum physics.

Quantum
Sensing​

Quantum sensors achieve unprecedented high spatial resolution and sensitivity beyond what can be achieved with classical sensors.

Quantum
Computing 

Principles of quantum physics revolutionize computation by solving complex problems which are out of reach of classical machines.

Video: The Quantum Breakthrough

Conference program

Opening night, November 23, 2021

Day 1, November 24, 2021

9:30
Welcome

Prof. Raoul Klingner
Director of Research Management and Governance at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

9:40 – 11:30
Keynotes 

Prof. Reimund Neugebauer
President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Prof. Andreas Tünnermann
Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

Grazia Vittadini
Special Adviser and former CTO of Airbus

Dr. Torsten Siebert
Fraunhofer Think Tank
 

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
 

11:30 – 11:50
Online Lecture: Quantum DevOps: an integrated Concept for the Development and Operations of Quantum based Systems

Dr. Nikolay Tcholtchev
Project Leader at Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS

12:00 – 12:20
Online Lecture: Quantum Machine Intelligence

Dr. Nico Piatkowski
Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS

 

12:30 – 14:40
Scientific parallel session – I A: Quantum Imaging and Optics

Chair: Prof. Karsten Buse
Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM 

Co-chair: Dr. Wilhem Kaenders
CTO TOPTICA Photonics AG

Speakers:

Prof. Miles Padgett
Royal Society Research Professor and Kelvin Chair, University of Glasgow

Prof. Vahid Sandoghdar
Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Prof. Svenja Knappe
Professor at University of Colorado Boulder and Co-founder of FieldLine Inc.

Dr. Frank Kühnemann
Deputy Head of Department Gas and Process Technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

 

12:30 – 14:40
Scientific parallel session – I B: Quantum Communication and Cryptography

Chair: Prof. Ronald Freund, MBA
Head of Photonic Networks and Systems Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI 

Co-chair: Prof. Christoph Günther
Director Institute of Communications and Navigation Management, German Aerospace Center DLR

Speakers:

Prof. Hugo Zbinden
Professor at Université de Genève

Dr. Nino Walenta
Project Team Leader at Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI

Bernhard Sang
Senior Expert Systems Engineering at OHB System AG

Prof. Harald Weinfurter
Head of Faculty of Physics, LMU Munich

 

14:40 – 15:05 Break

15:05 – 17:15
Scientific parallel session – II A: Quantum Sensing

Chair: Prof. Oliver Ambacher
Director Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF

Co-chair: Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup
Director 3rd Institute of Physics, University of Stuttgart

Speakers:

Prof. Fedor Jelezko
Director at the Institute of Quantum Optics, Ulm University

Dr. Jan Rhensius
CEO and Founder of QZabre

Dr. Mathieu Munsch
CEO and co-founder of Qnami AG

Prof. Karsten Buse
Director Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM


15:05 – 17:15
Scientific parallel session – II B: Quantum Computing

Chair: Prof. Manfred Hauswirth
Managing Director Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS

Co-chair: Prof. Kristel Michielsen
Head of the Research Group Quantum Information Processing, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich

 

Speakers:

Prof. Elham Kashefi
Professor of Quantum Computing at the School ofInformatics, University of
Edinburgh, and Directeur de recherche au CNRS at LIP6 Sorbonne

Prof. Wolfgang Lechner
Professor at the University of Innsbruck and Co-founder CEO of ParityQC GmbH

Marco Paini
Director Europe at Rigetti Computing

Prof. Christian Bauckhage
Professor of Computer Science, University of Bonn, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS

 

17:15 – 21:30 Conference dinner

 

Dinner speech:
Prof. Martin Dawson
Director of Research at University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics

Presentations of the scientific sessions by the session chairs and co-chairs

 

Day 2, November 25, 2021

Plenary Session: Industrial Applications

 

9:00 –9:05
Welcome and introduction

Dr. Anja Haslinger
Head of Fraunhofer Think Tank

 

9:05 - 9:20
Keynote about QuTech

Dr. Kees Eijkel
Director of Business Development at QuTech

 

9:20 – 11:00
Plenary Session: Industrial Application

Introduction
Dr. Anja Haslinger
Head of Fraunhofer Think Tank


Keynotes 

Dr. Heike Riel
IBM Fellow, and Executive Director of the IBM Research Frontiers Institute, and Director of IoT Technology and Solutions at IBM Research

Prof. Wilhelm Kaenders
CTO TOPTICA Photonics AG

Dr.-Ing. E. h. Peter Leibinger
CTO of TRUMPF

Discussion with speakers

 

11:00 – 11:20 Break

 

11:20 – 13:30
Plenary Session: Future Challenges

Introduction
Dr. Anja Haslinger
Head of Fraunhofer Think Tank
 

Keynotes 

Prof. Dana Anderson
Professor of Physics. Optics, Nanostructures & Bioengineering at University of Colorado Boulder

Prof. Rainer Blatt
Professor at University of Innsbruck, Co-Founder Alpine Quantum Technologies GmbH

Dr. Jan Goetz
CEO and co-founder of IQM

Dr. Kevin Füchsel
CEO of Quantum Optics Jena GmbH
 

Discussion with speakers

 

13:25 – 13:30
Wrap-up

Dr. Anja Haslinger
Head of Fraunhofer Think Tank

13:30 End of conference

 

About "FUTURAS IN RES"

"FUTURAS IN RES" is derived from the expression "medias in res" and means coming straight to the point about the opportunities and challenges of our future.

Understanding the complex effects of new technologies and disruptive innovations is essential for the success of entire societies and economies. Many aspects of life, technology, experience and work will continue to converge and transform. Structural changes through technological developments must therefore be recognized, understood and communicated at an early stage – in order to actively shape long-term impacts on economic, societal, political and cultural dimensions. 

With the "FUTURAS IN RES" conference, since 2018 the Fraunhofer Think Tank provides exactly the right forum for this: ideas meet solutions, visionaries meet practitioners, supporters meet admonishers, thinkers and developers come up with new questions. "FUTURAS IN RES" combines scientific excellence with internationality, future-orientation and a profound focus on sustainable value creation with benefits for industry and society. 

Speaker program

Today’s possibility of targeted quantum-mechanical control of individual elementary particles has ushered in the “second quantum revolution”. ​​

This will open up novel possibilities and innovations for all areas of technology, industry and business.

 

Venue

Hilton Berlin, Mohrenstr. 30,

10117 Berlin, Germany ​

 

with live streaming

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Tickets

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Virtual participation

 

Early Bird Virtual Ticket
(until October 31, 2021)

Conference Day 1 & 2: EUR  199.00

                                    EUR 99.00*


Regular Virtual Ticket

Conference Day 1 & 2: EUR 299.00

                                    EUR 199.00 *

*For Fraunhofer employees only

 

 

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