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Event date: 
Friday, 26 March, 2021 - 17:00 to Sunday, 4 April, 2021 - 17:00
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About this Event

We will explain the opportunities which quantum technology and its relevant materials pose for future communication technologies.

Suitable for ages 12+.


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Further information

Professor Rachel Oliver, who delivered the lecture, leads the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride. The Centre has a learning resources page ( and a Youtube channel ( where you can find out more about their research.

If you want to know more about…

light emitting diodes (LEDs), you can watch our “Inside an LED” lecture on the Cambridge Centre for GaN youtube channel: There’s a short version ( and a longer version ( available. You can also download the Centre’s educational app about LEDS from the google store, for use on Android Devices:

why quantum computing is a threat to current information security, there’s an article here in Nature which is quite accessible: It’s an interview with Peter Shor, who invented Shor’s algorithm, which Rachel mentioned in the lecture.

how to make single photons, this article from our collaborators in Oxford might be interesting:

quantum cryptography, the relevant Wikipedia article is a good place to start:

If you’re a teacher, there are schools resources related to this topic available from Oxford Sparks: