STOA workshop discusses potential of new quantum technologies
On 6 April 2016, the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) unit organised a workshop to discuss the potential of new quantum technologies, with a main focus on building a quantum computer that could be up to one million times faster than today’s computers. Opening the workshop, STOA chair Paul Rübig expressed how quantum technology could pave the way for more secure communications through potentially unbreakable cryptography.
During the workshop, French physicist Alain Aspect called on European politicians to better fund scientists to be able to create more partnerships with industry and Günther Oettinger pointed out the pressure of time, particularly with regard to competition.
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