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QUEST kick-off and Quantum Computing Colloquium

Event Details:

  • Date:          Thursday, 23 February 2023
  • Time:         Starts: 16:00
  • Venue:       This is a hybrid event.  Join us at the Fresnel auditorium at our Athalassa Campus, or view the live stream on The Cyprus Institute YouTube channel and our Facebook page
  • Speaker:    Dr Karl Jansen, QUEST ERA Chair; Professor at The Cyprus Institute; Head of the Center for Quantum Technologies and Applications, DESY-Zeuthen, Germany


Quantum computing is rapidly emerging as a new method of scientific computing. It has the potential to solve problems much faster than it is possible with classical computers. Examples are applications in logistics, drug design, medicine finances and many more. In addition, with quantum computers problems can be tackled that are very hard or even impossible to address with classical computers.

After providing an introduction to quantum computing we will discuss why quantum computing can lead to a quantum advantage. We then give several real-world examples of applications which can already now be computed on existing quantum computers.


About the Speaker

Karl JansenProf. Karl Jansen is a world-leading expert in quantum technologies and he is the head of the Center for Quantum Technologies and Applications located at DESY-Zeuthen in Germany.

During his academic career, Prof. Jansen received several prestige fellowships and awards as a recognition of the high-quality of his research, including the 2011 Ken Wilson Lattice Award and the Experienced Researcher award from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation in 2012.

He has published more than 500 publications and more than 20 PhD students graduated under his supervision.




Time  Description
16:00-16:05 Welcome, Prof. Stavros Malas, President of The Cyprus Institute
16:05 - 16:10 Welcome, Mr. Kyriacos Kokkinos, Deputy Minister for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy
16:10 - 16:20 Introduction to QUEST, Prof. Constantia Alexandrou, QUEST Principal Investigator
16:20 - 17:15 Quantum Computing: A future perspective for scientific computing, Prof. Karl Jansen, QUEST ERA Chair
17:15 - 18:00 Reception


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The colloquium will be in English and the event is open to the public.
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Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday, 23 February 2023
  • Time: Starts: 16:00
  • Speaker: Dr Karl Jansen, QUEST ERA Chair; Professor at The Cyprus Institute; Head of the Center for Quantum Technologies and Applications, DESY-Zeuthen, Germany

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