Quantum in the City: the shape of things to come

1.30pm to 5.30pm, Saturday 16 November

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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Event description

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

About the panel

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


The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help. Email: events@ri.ac.uk.

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Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop. 

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