Applied Physics Colloquium - The 3rd Quantum Revolution: Quantum Technologies & Applications

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Quantum Technologies

Marianna Bonanome
Marianna Bonanome

Starting in 1900 with Max Plank, some of the world’s brightest talents developed a new way of thinking about how matter and energy work on the atomic and subatomic scale. This gave rise to quantum theory and kicked off a chain reaction of scientific revolutions that are still going on today. We are now in the midst of the 3rd quantum revolution. We’re able to use quantum particles as sensors, to perform computations, and to create applications. Quantum sensing devices are beginning to revolutionize the fields of medical diagnostics and navigation. Quantum key distribution protocols are already being used to create secret keys in order to protect data. We're just now getting to the point where we're starting to understand the real promise of what quantum science can provide to humanity. Join us as we discuss these cutting edge technologies and their potential!

Before joining SandboxAQ as the Head of Education Outreach, Marianna Bonanome was an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY. She is also the co-founder, and formerly CEO, of Rationarium, a blockchain edtech startup. She is an ardent open source advocate and is an executive board member and Community Manager of the non-profit: The WeBWorK Project (TWP). While at CUNY, she was a co-director of a Title V Department of Education collaborative grant and founded and led an open source university-wide initiative. She received a B.S. in mathematics with a minor in physics from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and both her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY in mathematics. Marianna has been teaching since 2003 and has a passion for mathematics, physics and teaching pedagogy and so actively researches and publishes in the areas of combinatorial group theory, quantum computation and education.