Center for Quantum Networks Discussion (Virtual)

When: August 26, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Gov. Doug Ducey and University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins will discuss the University of Arizona's new Center for Quantum Networks, funded by a five-year, $26 million grant from the National Science Foundation. They will be joined by CQN leaders and representatives from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Additional speakers include:

  • Saikat Guha, Director of NSF Center for Quantum Networks, James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences
  • Jane Bambauer, CQN Deputy Director for Societal Impacts, James E. Rogers College of Law
  • Dirk Englund, CQN Deputy Director for Engineering Research, MIT Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Charlie Tahan, Director, National Quantum Coordination Committee: America's Quantum Networks, U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Linda Blevins,  Deputy Assistant Director of the Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation
  • Kon-Well Wang, Division Director, Division of Engineering Education and Centers, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation 

Thomas Koch, dean of the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, will moderate a live Q&A session.

The event also will be streamed live on the University of Arizona YouTube page.

Audience: All


Campus: Virtual


Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

Contact info & links


Daniel Stolte University Communications

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Daniel Stolte