Professor Peter Zoller

Peter Zoller is a prominent theorists in quantum optics, quantum information science and theory of quantum gases. Professor of physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and scientific director at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he is best known for his pioneering research on quantum computing and quantum communication, and for bridging quantum optics and solid-state physics.

Professor Mark Saffman

Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mark is a preeminent expert in neutral atom quantum computing. An experimental physicist working in the areas of atomic physics, quantum and nonlinear optics, and quantum information processing, his research team was the first to demonstrate a quantum CNOT gate between two trapped neutral atoms.

Sir Peter Knight

Sir Peter Knight is Senior Research Investigator in Physics at Imperial College London; Senior Fellow in Residence at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Chicheley Hall and a member of the UK Quantum Technology Initiative Strategy Advisory Board. Sir Peter chairs the Quantum Metrology Institute at the National Physical Laboratory. He was knighted in 2005 for his work in optical physics.

Dr. Tatjana Curcic

Dr. Tatjana Curcic is a Program Officer at the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, a basic-research funding agency, where she currently leads the Quantum Information Science program, and has previously managed the Atomic & Molecular Physics program.  In 2017, she served as founding Director of Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories, Ontario.  

Professor Rainer Blatt

Professor Rainer Blatt has held the position of Scientific Director at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 2003. He has carried out trail-blazing experiments in the fields of precision spectroscopy, quantum optics, quantum metrology and quantum information processing. In 2015 Professor Blatt won the John Stewart Bell prize for his pioneering research on quantum information processing with trapped ions.

Clifton Anderson

Clif Anderson has been the owner of a successful private practice patent law firm in Silicon Valley since 1985.  He has prepared and had over 300 patents issued covering a wide range of technology. Clif earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Yale, a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Missouri.