Imperial College London

Dr Cristina V. Sargent

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics




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6M19Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus




Seminars and Workshops


  1. Introduction to Quantum Computing, Overview and Prospects. Guest: Dr Bruno Fedrici, Scientific Advisor & Lecturer on Quantum Technologies, National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Lyon. Date: Wednesday 24 March 2021, 12:00 (GMT), 13:00 (CET). Online.
  2. An introduction to Quantum Algorithms. Guest: Professor Ashley Montanaro, Quantum Computation in the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol.  Ashley is also the Co-Founder of Phasecraft, a UK-based quantum software developer, participating in developing the UK’s National Quantum Computing Platform. Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021, 12:00 (GMT), 13:00 (CET). Online only.
  3. Quantum Computing Platform for NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) Era and Commercial Applications. Guest: Dr Marco Paini, Program Director of Quantum Applications at Rigetti Computing. Date: Wednesday 7 April 2021, 12:00 (GMT), 13:00 (CET). Online.


  1. Introduction to Quantum Technology 2.0: Thursday 28 May 2020 12:00 - 13:00hrs, Dr Cristina V. Sargent.
  2. Quantum computer and simulation: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:00 - 13:00hrs. Guest: Evert Geurtsen, Co-Director for User Engagement of the Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub.  
  3. Quantum communication: Thursday 16 July 2020, 12:00 - 13:00hrs. Guest: Prof. Timothy Spiller, Director EPSRC Quantum Communications Hub, University of York.  
  4. Quantum enabled radar: Thursday 23 July 2020. Introduction 12:00 - 13:00hrs and Follow-up meeting 13:30 - 15:00hrs. Guests: a) Prof. Chris Baker, Chair in intelligent sensor systems at University of Birmingham and Chief Technology Officer of Aveillant Ltd. b) Dr Mohammad Jahangir, Research Fellow at University of Birmingham Quantum Technology Hub.   
  5. Quantum Lidar: Thursday 13 August 2020, 12:00 - 13:30. Guest: Prof. John Jeffers, University of Strathclyde and QuantIC.

IC staff and students may access the seminar archive here.

Other opportunities

The Joseph Fourier Prize 2021

Win €10,000 by submitting a short description of your quantum research. Atos and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre Joseph Fourier Prize aims at rewarding the work of researchers, academics and industrial scientists in Quantum Computing.

Application deadline: Monday 26 April 2021.