Tokyo Institute of Technology: 4th SSS Promotion Forum focuses on quantum science

Tokyo Tech and other members of the Super Smart Society (SSS) Promotion Consortium held the 4th SSS Promotion Forum on September 29, 2021 to introduce the latest quantum science that will contribute to the realization of a super smart society. Insights were shared through various lectures and a panel discussion on “Quantum Science and Technology towards Super Smart Society.” Attended by 445 participants from inside and outside the Institute, the talks and discussions during the event focused on the application and utilization of quantum annealing, quantum sensors, and quantum cryptography communication technologies.

Lectures from experts in various fields
After greetings by the coordinator of the consortium, Kei Sakaguchi, director of the Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society and professor at the School of Engineering, five speakers gave lectures on the utilization of technology in their respective fields of expertise.

Keynote speech
Hidetoshi Nishimori
Professor, Quantum Computing Unit, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Overview of the current status of quantum annealing
-Current status and issues to be resolved in quantum annealing-

Professor Hidetoshi Nishimori, the inventor of quantum annealing, one of the methods of quantum computation, explained the principles and characteristics of quantum computation. He also spoke about the status of research and development of quantum computers worldwide.

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