Press conference: Update on research on quantum communication - Project QuNET offers a look inside the laboratories

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Quantum communication is a key technology to ensure a safe life in the digital world in the future. Since 2015, quantum communication has therefore been an integral part of the Federal Government's Research Framework Programme for IT Security. The QuNET initiative, which Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek launched a year ago, is one of the flagship projects in this area. In this project, four research institutes are jointly developing and testing technologies for secure communication in Germany and Europe. The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light plays a key role in this project. At a joint press conference, journalists can gain an insight into the laboratories and the current state of research. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is inviting journalists to this event:

 

Update on quantum communication:
Project QuNET offers a look inside the laboratories

Wednesday, 02.12.2020, 12:30 pm
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Presse- und Besucherzentrum, Kapelle-Ufer 1, 10117 Berlin

 

The discussion partners are:

Anja Karliczek
Federal Minister for Education and Research

Prof. Dr. Christoph Günther
Director of the DLR Institute of Communications and Navigation (IKN), Oberpfaffenhofen-Wessling

Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs
Director Emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Martin Schell
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena

 

The press conference will be broadcasted live on www.bmbf.de/livestream and on the Twitter channel @BMBF_Bund. Journalists who prefer to participate online can send questions in advance or during the event by e-mail to presse@bmbf.bund.de. These questions will be answered during the event if possible.

Due to current hygiene regulations, space is limited. Should you wish to attend the press conference on site, please register by Tuesday, 01.12.2020, 4 pm. Please send your registration to presse@bmbf.bund.de.

Please find more information in the official press invitation by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF.

 

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