Quantum-radar, other quantum-tech projects pursued by BGU and U.S. and Israeli defense agenciesNews
July 02, 2019
BE?ER SHEVA, Israel. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has announced joint research and development programs in the area of quantum technology with the Israel Ministry of Defense, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Navy.
According to information from American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (New York), the university is establishing research relationships with different defense organizations as well as a number of companies in the high-tech industry such as Accubeat Ltd., a maker of atomic clocks. BGU researchers say that they have already delivered several prototypes of various technologies to these companies and defense organizations.
Prof. Ron Folman, the Ruth Flinkman-Marandy and Ben Marandy Chair in Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology and head of the BGU Atom Chip Laboratory, said of the announcement: “Quantum theory includes a very strange set of rules and its quirkiness will result in revolutionary quantum technology with vastly different capabilities than what we are used to. We are only starting to understand the full scope of possible applications. While many of the above applications are already being developed in the industry in one form or another, other applications are still a distant dream. For example, in the far future we may even see quantum radar or a quantum-based banking system with quantum currency.”