Ronald Hanson awarded Vici grant
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) announced that Prof Ronald Hanson have been arwarded a Vici grant. The funding is intended to facilitate research in the coming five years. The Vici is one of the largest personal scientific grants in the Netherlands.
Quantum internet: making interception impossible
Prof Ronald Hanson from QuTech and the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience has been awarded a Vici grant for the development of internet connections based on quantum mechanics. According to quantum theory, particles like electrons can be in two places at the same time, and be intertwined in such a way that they lose their identity. Hanson will research this schizophrenic behaviour over massive distances using lots of particles simultaneously, answering fundamental questions and investigating applications such as communications whereby interception is impossible.