We are entering a new era of quantum information, which can fundamentally transform the way we perform computation, communication, and sensing. Recently, major IT companies like IBM, Intel and Google started investing in quantum computing, while foreign countries like China launched the quantum satellite for long distance secure communication. As we are witnessing the exciting advances of quantum information, I will provide an overview of the frontiers of quantum information research, as well as various real-world applications that will make our life fundamentally different.
Liang Jiang is an Associate Professor of Applied Physics at Yale University. He obtained his B.S. from Caltech in 2004 and Ph.D. from Harvard in 2009. As a Sherman Fairchild postdoctoral fellow, he worked at the Institute for Quantum Information at Caltech during 2009-2012. In 2012, he became a faculty at Yale University and a member of Yale Quantum Institute. Liang’s research interests are quantum optics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, and quantum information science. Liang has published over 100 papers on large-scale quantum networks, room-temperature quantum sensors, quantum transduction between different physical systems, and scalable quantum computation with superconducting circuits. Liang has received the Sloan Research Fellowship and the Packard Fellowship for his research achievements.