Quantum & Society Research Colloquium

28 Jun 2022
15:30 - 17:00

Institute for Information Law, Faculty of Law

University of Amsterdam (with possibility to participate remotely)

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Centre for Quantum and Society

Launch event –  Quantum & Society Research Colloquium 

Date: 28 June 2022, 15h30-17h00 with drinks after 

Location: Institute for Information Law, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam (with possibility to participate remotely)

Organized by the Centre for Quantum & Society of Quantum Delta NL.

We hope to welcome many that are interested in this new area of study for this launch event, in person and through online participation. If you would like to attend, or receive updates about future events, please register here. 

On 28 June 2022, we will launch the Quantum & Society Research Colloquium. This new monthly colloquium, organized by the Centre for Quantum & Society of Quantum Delta NL will provide a platform for quantum & society researchers, within the ecosystem and beyond to showcase their research for the broader research community. The Colloquium’s aim is to build and broaden the community engaged in research on non-technical questions related to quantum technologies, including their development, applications and implications. We will provide networking opportunities within the community, with the aim to facilitate new collaborations. 

In this first installment of the Colloquium, the three lead researchers on ethical, legal and societal aspects of quantum technologies in QDNL will provide a short introduction (7-8 mins each) into their research plans for the coming years: 

  • Julia Cramer, Assistant Professor Quantum and Society, Leiden University, will speak about the research into science communication in relation to quantum technologies; 
  • Pieter Vermaas, Associate Professor of Philosophy at TUDelft, will speak about research into quantum ethics and design for values; 
  • Joris van Hoboken, Associate Professor at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, and Professor of Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel , will speak about the research into the law and governance of quantum technologies; 

We have also invited the principal investigators of the new NWA projects on the Societal impact of quantum technology to give a short presentation about their projects: 

  • Sharon Dolmans, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on the FIQCS project; 
  • Sebastian de Haro (invited), Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Philosophy of Science at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation and the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam on the QISS project; 

Finally, the following scholars will reflect on the presentations and challenges with respect to the (interdisciplinary) study of technology and society more generally: 

  • Armin Grunwald, Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the Institute of Philosophy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & Head of the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament; 
  • Ionica Smeets, Professor of Science Communication, Leiden University. 

Centre for Quantum and Society 

The Centre for Quantum and Society is a knowledge and co-creation centre to maximise quantum technologies’ positive impact on society. We’re part of Action Line 4 of Quantum Delta NL, a unique program that aims to put societal impact first. We facilitate ground-breaking research into the ethical, legal, and societal dimensions related to quantum technologies. We develop tools to assess quantum applications’ impacts and develop governance approaches and guidelines. We support startups, small businesses, and corporate innovation teams in understanding the potential impact of quantum technologies on their sector, customers, and society. Last but not least, we initiate mission-driven innovation projects. 

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