14 September 2020 – 17 September 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

Panel: Workforce Development in Quantum Science and Technology

Tuesday, 15 September 15:45 – 16:45

Following on the momentum of worldwide quantum initiatives, this panel presentation and discussion will focus on Workforce Development in Quantum Science and Technology, a topic of interest in industry, government and academia. Innovative approaches are needed for training both new entrants into the workforce and current workforce members.  

What are the attributes and skills needed by a “quantum engineer”? Are these skills uniform or diverse across subfields? How to best train people in these skills? What examples of specific efforts in this direction are taking place now, and can they be “ported” to other venues? What roles can be played by industry, government and academia in developing a workforce “pipeline”? 

Panelists:

  • Tommaso Calarco, University of Cologne, Germany
  • William Clark, General Dynamics, USA
  • Emily Edwards, Illinois Quantum Information Science & Technology Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Sonika Johri, IonQ, Inc., USA
  • William Oliver, MIT & Lincoln Laboratory, USA

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Are You a #FutureShaper? Quantum Workforce Skills and Careers

Wednesday, 16 September 08:30 – 10:00

Buzz about the quantum workforce is trending globally.

  1. What are the jobs and skills required to break into this new ecosystem?
  2. What is life like for an optical physicist or engineer in the quantum world?
  3. How do you become a player and start a career in quantum?

There are a lot of questions but not always a lot of answers. Honeywell and The OSA Foundation invite you to explore these questions and others as part of our career workshop associated with the OSA Quantum 2.0 Conference.

Speakers:
Tony Uttley, President, Honeywell Quantum Solutions, USA
Mark Tolbert, President, Toptica
Susan Schwamberger, Senior Human Resources/Operations Director, Honeywell, USA
Araceli Venegas-Gomez, Founder, QURECA, United Kingdom
Matthew Wald, Senior HR/Operations Specialist, Honeywell, USA
Bradley Holt, Workforce Development, IBM Quantum, USA​

Sign up today. This workshop requires separate registration, as we need you to select between three 30 minute breakout groups. Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

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Meet the Keynote Speakers - Ignacio Cirac

Wednesday, 16 September 15:15 – 15:45

Join your colleagues for a lively conversation with Keynote Speaker Ignacio Cirac.
 

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OSA Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group 20x20 Talks

Wednesday, 16 September 18:30 – 19:30

This special session hosted by the OSA Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group offers a unique platform for individuals to present their research in a creative and concise fashion that differs from the usual oral or poster session. Join us as selected participants from the technical group showcase their research in a presentation of 20 images. Our presenters will talk along to the images in their presentation as each slide advances automatically after just 20 seconds.

OSA Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group

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Meet the Keynote Speakers - Mikhail Lukin

Thursday, 17 September 15:15 – 15:45

Join your colleagues for a lively conversation with Keynote Speaker Mikhail Lukin.
 

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The OSA Quantum 2.0 Conference will be presented with OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS (FiO + LS). All Quantum registrants will have full access to any FiO + LS special event via the FiO website. Below are a few FiO/LS events that may be of interest to Quantum 2.0 attendees.

OIDA Roadmap Roundtable—Part 1: Quantum Communications
Tuesday, 15 September, 08:00 - 10:00

This is the first of two online discussions at OSA’s Frontiers in Optics Conference to review the requirements on optical components for applications of quantum technology. This first roundtable will focus on quantum communication, particularly quantum key distribution and quantum computer networking. The aim of the event is to assess and revise, if necessary, the requirements described in the document published this year, OIDA Quantum Photonics Roadmap—Every Photon Counts. The event will feature experts invited to offer their perspectives, and attendees will also be encouraged to participate in the interactive discussion.

FiO + LS Plenary Speakers
Tuesday, 15 September, 12:30 - 13:30; Wednesday, 16 September, 12:30 - 13:30

Federico Capasso, Robert Wallace Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA
Structuring Light with Flat Optics

Nergis Mavalvala, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Title to be Determined

OIDA Roadmap Roundtable—Part 2: Quantum Sensing
Wednesday, 16 September, 17:00 - 19:00

This is the second of two online discussions at OSA’s Frontiers in Optics Conference to review the requirements on optical components for applications of quantum technology. This second roundtable will focus on quantum sensors, such as optical clocks, gravimeters, and magnetometers. The aim of the event is to assess and revise, if necessary, the requirements described in the document published this year, OIDA Quantum Photonics Roadmap—Every Photon Counts. The event will feature experts invited to offer their perspectives, and attendees will also be encouraged to participate in the interactive discussion.