Quantum in the City: the shape of things to come

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

Sat November 16th, 2019 13:30 to Sat November 16th, 2019 17:30

Quantum physics is not the realm of science fiction; quantum properties are driving the next generation of innovative technologies that will have an impact on society in the near future. From non-invasive medical imaging to unhackable data security, discover how the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme is translating quantum theory into real-world applications in a panel discussion with directors from the UK’s four quantum technology hubs and an interactive exhibition of these emerging technologies to get a glimpse of what living in a 'Quantum City' might be like. 

This event is in partnership with stakeholders of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.

The event will be hosted by Katia Moskvitch, Business Editor at Wired UK.

Joining her on the panel will be:

  • Steve Beaumont, Director, QuantIC (UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Enhanced Imaging)
  • Kai Bongs, Director, UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology
  • Dominic O’Brien, Co-Director, NQIT (UK Quantum Technology Hub for Networked Quantum Information Technologies)
  • Tim Spiller, Director, UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Communications Technologies


  • 1.30pm – Doors to the building open. Audience goes to the theatre.
  • 2.00pm – Panel discussion with leading UK experts followed by a Q&A session
  • 3.00pm – Exhibition spaces open
  • 5.30pm – Event close

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Royal Institution website:


Quantum in the City