Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is a way to create secure cryptographic keys, allowing for more secure communication.
Entries to this year's Quantum Shorts will be read by extraordinary physicists, writers and communicators.
The judging panel will decide the contest's top prizes. The shortlisting panel will review all submissions to choose up to ten short stories for the top prizes. We're thrilled to have the people named here be part of this year's festival.
- Chad Orzel, physics professor at Union College in the US and author of books including A Brief History of Timekeeping
- Andrew Hanson, Outreach Manager at the UK's National Physical Laboratory
- Charles Woffinden, an experimental physicist at The University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
- David Hutchinson, Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Otago, and the founding Director of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, New Zealand
- Georgia Mortzou, project manager at the UK Quantum Communications Hub
- Jenny Hogan, manages outreach and media relations for the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore
- John Donohue, scientific outreach manager at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada
- Kian van der Enden, an experimental physicist building the world's first metropolitan scale Quantum Internet in the Hanson lab in QuTech
- Mariagrazia Iuliano, an experimental quantum physicist and PhD student at QuTech
- Michael Brooks, author, journalist and broadcaster
- Spiros Michalakis, theoretical physicist at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, Caltech and scientific advisor for the Ant Man movies