MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

 

Welcome to Quantum Days 2021, which is a conference for quantum scientists, technologists, and thought leaders in academia, industry, and government. Originally, a traditional, face-to-face meeting was planned in Ottawa in June 2020, but the pandemic has a way of changing our plans. Instead, we have embraced virtual-conference technology and are hosting this event with software that will bring to participants news of great quantum achievements, opportunities to interact with each other and with speakers, a job fair, an exhibition, poster sessions, and panels at the end of each day to discuss where we are and our vision for the future.

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CONFERENCE CHAIR
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This conference is the result of a huge amount of volunteer work and enthusiasm. Each of the three days has its own program chair and committee. The organizing committee has done an extraordinary job in rapidly putting together this virtual conference. NanoCanada is the professional organizer behind this event. Finally, we are grateful for our sponsors, who have made sure that Canadians can participate freely without a paywall. We hope you enjoy this event!

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Andrea Damascelli
CHAIR

Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Director, Quantum Matter Institute
University of British Columbia

Hae Young Kee
CO-CHAIR

Canada Research Chair in Theory of Quantum Materials
University of Toronto

Anne Broadbent
CO-CHAIR

Associate Professor, University Research Chair
University of Ottawa

Duncan Stewart
CO-CHAIR

Partner
BDC Capital’s Deep Tech Venture Fund

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Tracey Forrest
Program Director, Transformative Quantum Technologies
University of Waterloo

Barry Sanders
Professor and Director, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology
University of Calgary

Hooman Hosseinkhannazer
Vice President of Business Development
Norcada

Christian Sarra-Bournetà
Executive Director, Institut quantique
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Karl Jessen
Executive Director, Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute
University of British Columbia

Janice Warkentin
Director of Business
NanoCanada

Patricia Tokunaga
Director of Operations
NanoCanada