Dr. Raymond Newell is a senior research scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he has been employed since 2003. He holds a PhD in atomic, molecular, and optical physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in physics from Pomona College. He leads the Quantum Communications & Networking team at Los Alamos. His research interests span quantum information science for national security applications, with emphasis on critical infrastructure protection and network security. In addition, Raymond is the chief optical scientist for the SuperCam Body Unit; a suite of remote sensing instruments aboard the Mars Perseverance rover.
Quantum technology which harnesses the laws of quantum mechanics to assist modern computer technology continues to evolve. When can the energy ecosystem see real examples of this technology put into practice? Are we already there?