Danish Quantum Community

Danish Quantum Community is an initiative driven by the national research environments with the aim of uniting Danish quantum technology stakeholders.

On the initiative of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University, Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark, and the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University, Danish Quantum Community was initiated in January 2020 following the first national conference on quantum research and technology held at AIAS at Aarhus University.  

The purpose of the Danish Quantum Community is to unite all national stakeholders and to create a room for synergies across research institutions, industries, and funding bodies with the aim of advancing the development of quantum technologies in Denmark.

To engage with the Danish Quantum Community, please contact:


3rd Danish Quantum Community Conference (virtual event)

During the afternoons of May 11-12, 2021 the 3rd Danish Quantum Community Conference will be held as an online event. We are very pleased to have contributions from a broad selection of quantum technology stakeholders both from the Danish community and internationally. The event programme can be found below together with links for attending each of the two days online at Zoom.

 DAY 1 (May 11, 2021)  DAY 2 (May 12, 2021)
Attend event at Zoom: Follow this link Attend event at Zoom: Follow this link
 SESSION 1 - Chair: Niels Gregersen, DTU Fotonik  SESSION 3 - Chair: Peter Viereck, Niels Bohr Institute
13:00 - 13:20 Welcome to Day 1

Intro to Danish Quantum Community

Peter Viereck
Niels Bohr Institute

13:00 - 13:10

Welcome to Day 2

Peter Viereck
Niels Bohr Institute

13:20 - 13:50 "Quantum computational advantage with photons" Chao-Yang Lu
USTC Shanghai
13:10 - 13:25 Opening speech Anne Dorte Riggelsen
Ambassador of Denmark to Israel
13:50 - 14:20 "High-dimensional quantum communication"  Leif Oxenløwe
DTU Fotonik
13:25 - 13:55 "Germany's quantum programmes" Ulrik Kjølsen Olsen
Innovation Attaché at Innovation Center Denmark, Munich
14:20 - 14:50 "Establishing a national time reference for Denmark: UTC(DFM)" Jürgen Appel
Danish Fundamental Metrology
13:55 - 14:25 "Policy for strategic technologies" (TBC) Thomas Ahrenkiel
Special Representative
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
14:50 - 15:10  BREAK 14:25 - 14:45 BREAK
 SESSION 2 - Chair: Ulrich Hoff, DTU Physics  SESSION 4 - Chair: Nikolaj Thomas Zinner, Aarhus University
15:10 - 15:40 "Quantum computing for bio-chemical and process systems engineering" Mark Nicholas Jones,
CEO, Molecular Quantum Solutions
14:45 - 15:20 "Quantum computing with atoms"
Christopher Monroe
Duke University &
Chief Scientist, IonQ, Inc.
15:40 - 16:00 "New Danish quantum master" Stefania Xella
Niels Bohr Institute
15:20 - 15:55 "Practical quantum computing"
Andy Mason
Sales Director, D-Wave
16:00 - 16:20 "EU initiative on quantum education"
Jacob Sherson
Aarhus University
15:55 - 16:30 "The first photonic quantum computers and their applications" Anthony Laing
University of Bristol
16:20 - 16:40 "Standardisation landscape for quantum technologies" Astrid Bækby Knudsen
Danish Standards
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap-up of Day 2 Nikolaj Thomas Zinner
Aarhus University
16:40 - 17:00 Wrap-up of Day 1 Ulrich Hoff
DTU Physics



Previous events


2nd Danish Quantum Community Conference (virtual event)

On October 7-8, 2020 the 2nd Danish Quantum Community Conference was held as an online event. The programme of the event can be downloaded here [Download programme], and the presentations will be made available below.


Talk title and slides deck

Sebastian Hofferberth (SDU/Bonn) "Collective dynamics of Rydberg superatoms" 
[Download presentation]
Joel Cox (SDU) "Quantum plasmonics in atomically thin materials" 
[Download presentation]
Morten Kjærgaard (MIT/NBI) "Superconducting quantum computing: State-of-the-art and where do we go from here?" 
[Download presentation]
Kurt Stokbro (Sparrow Quantum) "Deterministic single-photon source - A key quantum enabler"
Morten Hannibal (Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab) "Metrology for development of topological quantum computers"
Mikael Lassen (DFM) "Metrology for Quantum Technology"
Matthias Christandl (KU)

"Quantum for Life"
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Peter Lodahl (KU) "Introduction to NNF center Solid-Q: Solid state quantum simulators for biochemistry"
[Download presentation]
Mikko Möttönen (IQM) "IQM - building useful quantum computers"
Rafal Janik (Xanadu Quantum Technologies) "NISQ Era Photonic Quantum Computers"
Seth Lloyd (MIT) "Quantum simulation in the NISQ era"
[Download presentation]


1st Danish Quantum Community Conference

The first community conference was held on January 9-10, 2020 at AIAS, Aarhus University.
For information about the event programme, click here.