MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIF. 91109 TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011
Contact: John G. Watson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 13, 1998
CONFERENCE ON QUANTUM COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION MEETS FEBRUARY
The first-ever NASA-sponsored conference on the rapidly
expanding field of quantum computing, the NASA International
Conference on Quantum Computing and Quantum Communications, takes
place February 17-20 at the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel, Palm
Quantum computing utilizes revolutionary algorithms to
achieve a significant increase in speed.
Although quantum computing has emerged
over the last three years, its vast potential is only now being
appreciated in fields outside of computing. This conference
brings together leaders in quantum computing with NASA
researchers to investigate innovative approaches for solving
Participants at the conference, called "NASA-QCQC'98" will
include major research and development organizations from
government and industry.
The conference will mix talks on quantum computing and
communciations with short lectures about NASA's programmatic
requirements, particularly as they relate to autonomous systems
and information management, space microsystems, interferometry,
deep space communication, molecular nanotechnology and the
development of secure commands.
The Conference Chair is Charles Bennett of IBM's T.J. Watson
Research Laboratory. This event is sponsored by the NASA/JPL
Autonomy and Information Management Technology Program, the
NASA/JPL Center for Integrated Space Microsystems and the
NASA/JPL Center for Space Microelectronics Technology.
The Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel is located at 888 Tahquitz
Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA. Further conference information is
available at http://cism.jpl.nasa.gov/events/qcqc98.html
JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.