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Dr. Tatjana Curcic, DARPA

Quantum computing, sensing & precision timing: One DARPA PM’s View

November 03 (Thursday), 2022
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (EDT)
Virtual via Zoom

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Abstract: Today, we are in the midst of the second quantum revolution. The first one delivered revolutionary technologies including semiconductor electronics and ICs, lasers and MRI. Those technologies are, however, based on “plain vanilla” quantum mechanics. Over the past few decades, the quantum mechanical tool box has expanded tremendously, enabling such extraordinary capabilities as manipulation of Nature at the single-particle level and exploitation of quantum correlations, or entanglement, for the first time. This has formed the basis for the second quantum revolution in computing, sensing, metrology, and more. In this talk, Dr. Curcic will discuss quantum computing, sensing and clocks through the lens of three DARPA programs.

Biography: Dr. Tatjana Curcic is a Program Manager in the Defense Sciences Office of DARPA, with interests in accelerating the development of quantum information technologies and discovering new applications in a range of areas from sensing to information processing. Prior to joining DARPA in 2018, Curcic was at AFOSR, managing programs supporting basic research in quantum information science (QIS) on five continents. She has served on many boards, including the White House OSTP QIS Working Group. She received her M.S and Ph.D from Cornell University, and her B.S in physics from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.