Q5 | QRP3 Program Highlights

The Quantum Race: Parallels, Powers & Perils

Thursday, 21 February  –  The University of Sydney

Quantum Welcome at the Nano Science Hub, University of Sydney
Q Forum reception at the Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney Quadrangle

The Q Forum  –  ‘The Geopolitics of the Quantum Race’

Introduction:
Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Moderator:
James Der Derian, USYD/CISS

Speakers:
Stephen Bartlett, USYD/Physics
Ron Deibert, University of Toronto/Citizen Lab
Jairus Grove, University of Hawaii/Center for Future Studies
Nisha Shah, University of Ottawa/Political Studies
Ole Waever, University of Copenhagen/Political Science

Friday, 22 February  –  The Q Station, Manly

Welcome to country ceremony
Q Symposium guests heading to the main conference precinct

Introductions

James Der Derian, Director, Centre for International Security Studies
Stephen Del Rosso, Director, International Peace and Security, Carnegie Corporation of New York

The Quantum Race: Sprint | Marathon | False Start?

Moderator:
James Der Derian, USYD/CISS

Speakers:
Benjamin Eggleton, USYD/Sydney Nano Institute
Joan Leach, ANU/Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science
Jingyun Fan, University of Science and Technology of China/Joint Quantum Institute

Parallels: Nukes | Space | Cyber

Moderator: Frank Smith, USYD/CISS

Speakers:
Nikita S.W. Chiu, University of Oxford/Centre for Technology and Global Affairs
Ron Deibert, University of Toronto/Citizen Lab
Wade Huntley, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School/National Security Affairs

Saturday, 23 February  –  The Q Station, Manly

The Microphysics: Ions | Photons | Anyons

Moderator: Stephen Bartlett, USYD/Physics

Speakers:
Andrea Blanco-Redondo, USYD/Physics
Gavin Brennen, Macquarie University/Physics
Benjamin Brown, USYD/Physics

The Macrophysics: Intelligence | Strategy | Hype

Moderator: Colin Wight, USYD/CISS

Speakers:
Abhijnan Rej, Security and Risk Consultant/New Delhi
Tara Roberson, ANU/Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
Toby Walsh, UNSW/Computer Science and Engineering

Lunch Presentation: ‘Perfect Weapon’ or ‘Quantum Geneva Convention?’

Speaker:
David E. Sanger, New York Times/National Security Correspondent

The Metaphysics: Ontological | Biopolitical | Conspiratorial

Moderator: Jairus Grove, University of Hawaii/Center for Future Studies

Speakers:
Scott Hamilton, Balsillie School of International Affairs/Environment and Resources
Peter Maravelis, City Lights/Events
Laura Zanotti, Virgina Tech/Political Science

The Quantum Race: Winners | Losers | Dark Horses

Moderator: James Der Derian, USYD/CISS

Speakers:
Stephen Del Rosso, Carnegie Corporation of New York/International Peace and Security
Nisha Shah, University of Ottawa/Political Studies
Ole Waever, University of Copenhagen/Political Science