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The second quantum revolution?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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Quantum research constantly surprises us with new discoveries and the radical new technologies which it allows to be developed. However, it will still take some time until the first commercially applicable quantum computer is up and running. Fields like quantum informatics, quantum optics and electronics have been making huge progress lately. Where do we stand today?

Professor, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck; Managing and Research Director, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck
Professor and Director, Centre for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology, University of Ulm
IBM Fellow, Director Physical Sciences, IBM Research, Zurich
Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Professor of Industrial Bioengineering, Biorobotics Institute, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies; Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Pisa Chair

Dr. Rainer BLATT

Professor, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck; Managing and Research Director, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck

1981-1982 Research Associate, University of Mainz (w/ Prof. G. Werth)
1982-1983 Research fellowship, DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, JILA Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO, USA (Dr. J. L. Hall)
1983-1984 Research Associate, Freie Universität Berlin (w/ Prof. E. Matthias)
1984-1987 Research Associate, University of Hamburg (w/ Prof. P. Toschek)
1988 Habilitation thesis; lecturer, University of Hamburg
1989-1994 Heisenberg fellow, University of Hamburg
1991-1994 Researcher, JILA Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO, USA
1994-1995 Professor of Physics, 3. Physikalisches Institut, University of Göttingen
since 1995 Full Professor of Physics, University of Innsbruck
2000-2013 Director, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck
since 2000 CEO, Institut für Quanteninformation Ges.m.b.H, Innsbruck
since 2001 Member, academic senate, University of Innsbruck
since 2003 Scientific Director, IQOQI Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
2003-2009 Managing Director of the IQOQI Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
2003-2008 Corresponding member, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2008 Full member, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director, IQOQI Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Ph.D. Tommaso CALARCO

Professor and Director, Centre for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology, University of Ulm

1988-1994 M. Sc., Physics, University of Padua
1994-1998 Ph.D., Physics, University of Ferrara
1998-2002 Post-doctoral fellow, University of Innsbruck
2002 Post-doctoral fellow, ECT European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas, Trento
2002-2003 Guest researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
2003-2004 Research assistant, University of Innsbruck
2004 Post-doctoral fellow, ECT European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas, Trento
2004-2005 Researcher, Centro BEC-INFM, Trento
2005-2007 Senior researcher (Tenure-Track), Centro BEC-INFM, Trento
2005-2007 Post-doctoral employee, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
since 2007 Full Professor (W3), Quantum Information Processing, university of Ulm
since 2011 Director, Institute for Quantum Information Processing, University of Ulm
since 2014 Director, Centre for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology, Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart; Max-Planck Institute for Solid-State Research
since 2014 Director, Institute for Complex Quantum Systems, University of Ulm

Dr. Heike RIEL

IBM Fellow, Director Physical Sciences, IBM Research, Zurich

1996 Summer Internship, Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA
1997-1998 Diploma thesis work, IBM Research, Zurich
1998 Diploma degree, Physics, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
1998-2001 Ph.D. work, IBM Research, Zurich
2002 Ph.D. degree, Dr.rer.nat., University of Bayreuth
2002-2003 Postdoc, IBM Research, Zurich
2003-2008 Research Staff Member, IBM Research, Zurich
2008-2016 Manager, Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices Group, IBM Research, Zurich
since 2013 IBM Fellow, Technical Executive; Member, IBM Academy of Technology, IBM Research, Zurich
2015-2017 Director, Physical Sciences, IBM Research, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, Armonk, NY
since 2017 Director, IoT Technology & Solutions, IBM Research, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, Armonk, NY
since 2017 Executive Director, IBM Research Frontiers Institute, IBM Research, Zurich

Robert-Jan SMITS

Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

 Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (RTD) at the European Commission. In this capacity he is responsible for defining and implementing the EU policy and programmes in the field of research and innovation (average annual budget 8 billion euro).
 Instrumental in the development of several other policy initiatives in the field of European science and innovation such as: the European Research Council (ERC), the European Roadmap for large scale facilities, Public-Private Partnerships in research, the Innovation Union and the European Research Area (ERA).
 Mr Smits is chairing several high-level committees such as European Research Area Committee (ERAC), the Steering Committee of the ERC (ERCEA) and joint S&T committees with Europe's key global partners.
 Mr Smits was born in The Netherlands. He has degrees from Utrecht University in The Netherlands, Institut Universitaire d'Hautes Études Internationales in Switzerland and Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the United States of America.

Ph.D. Maria Chiara CARROZZA

Professor of Industrial Bioengineering, Biorobotics Institute, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies; Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Pisa

2013 Member, Italian Parliament, Rome
2013-2014 Italian Minister for Education and Research
since 2015 Member, Board of Directors, Piaggio & C. S.p.a., Pontedera
since 2016 President, Italian National Group of Bioengineering, Trieste
2016-2017 Chair, Evaluation of FET Flagships Program, European Commission, DG Communication Networks, Brussels
since 2017 Coordinator, Biorobotics Institute, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Technology Symposium

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24.08.2017

09:00 - 09:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
10:00 - 11:00Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:15 - 13:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
14:15 - 15:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:15 - 21:00Career LoungePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

25.08.2017

06:30 - 07:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstopPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:15 - 08:00OptogeneticsPlenary
08:30 - 10:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machinesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
16:30 - 17:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary

26.08.2017

07:00 - 08:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
08:50 - 10:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
10:15 - 11:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial