Quantum Physics and How It Can Keep Israel Safe

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Max Planck, Father of Quantum Physics

The term “quantum technology” is currently a buzz word in the many industries around the world — and for good reason. The USA, Europe and China are working tirelessly to develop this cutting-edge technology, built on the evolving understanding of Quantum Physics. Google, D-Wave and others are all competing to develop the best quantum computers.

Professor Emanuele Dalla Torre, from the Center of Quantum Technologies at Bar-Ilan University, says that there are three leading technologies that stem from quantum physics:

  1. The atomic clock. A device that is extremely accurate with timing. Israel’s Iron Dome air defence system uses an atomic clock to ensure that it works flawlessly on schedule, when its needed most.
  2. Quantum communication. A communication technology that can be used to transfer confidential or top-secret files and data, that can be cut off the moment any eavesdropping is detected. China, has made a splash recently, becoming the first country to implement this quantum technology.
  3. Quantum computing. This is perhaps the most important on the list. Quantum computing allows computers to run advanced calculations at the same time and also speed up the processing time significantly.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) at an international science ministers convention in Jerusalem on May 28, 2018.

As you can see with these three quantum technologies, it is easy to see why the advancement of these technologies is a big priority and is vital to Israel’s Intelligence and national security. As such, Bar-Ilan University is actively positioning itself to be a national leader in the field of quantum science and opened, as of 2018, the Quantum Entanglement Science and Technology (QUEST) Impact Center.

For more on this topic, please read: https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-quantum-physics-can-make-israel-more-secure/
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