Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, held yesterday its ‘Atos Quantum’ Scientific Council meeting. ‘Atos Quantum’ is the first industry program in Europe to develop quantum computing solutions that offer unprecedented computing power, while anticipating future cybersecurity challenges.
Held at Les Clayes-sous-Bois in the Paris region - at Atos’ global R&D headquarters dedicated to supercomputing - the members of the Scientific Council reviewed the first achievements of the program since its launch in November 2016.
A world-renowned Scientific Council
The ‘Atos Quantum’ Scientific Council is made of universally recognized quantum physicists and mathematicians:
- Alain Aspect, professor at the Institut d'Optique Graduate School and Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay;
- David DiVincenzo, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Director of the Institute for Quantum Information at RWTH Aachen University, Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Research Center;
- Artur Ekert, Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford; Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor and Director, Centre of Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore;
- Daniel Esteve, Research Director, CEA Saclay, head of Quantronics;
- Serge Haroche, Professor emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel laureate in Physics;
- Cédric Villani, Professor at University of Lyon Claude Bernard, Head of the Henri Poincaré Institute CNRS/UPMC, Fields Medal laureate.
Save the date for the Atos Technology Days on 4th July
The members of the ‘Atos Quantum’ Scientific Council reviewed with satisfaction the first major developments presented by Atos, which will be revealed on 4th July in Brussels (Belgium) during the ‘Atos Technology Days’.
At the end of the ‘Atos Quantum’ Scientific Council meeting, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO at Atos, said: "The changes that quantum physics will lead to in the IT space will have significant effects over the coming decades, both in terms of computing power and cybersecurity. As an industry leader in Europe, Atos is committed today to lay the foundations for the IT of the future, providing researchers worldwide with solutions enabling them to take advantage of the innovative opportunities provided by quantum computing. We are proud of the work done by our research teams, who are supported by a world-renowned Scientific Council, which enables us to fully play our part in what is likely to be a major evolution in our industry.”
Over the coming years quantum computing will be able to respond to the data explosion caused by Big Data and the Internet of Things. With breakthrough targeted computing acceleration capacities, it will also help foster new advances in deep learning, algorithmics and artificial intelligence. To continue developments in these areas, Atos will also set up several partnerships with universities and research centers across the globe.