Ronald Hanson

Titels Prof. dr. ir.
Initials R.
Main position Hoogleraar TU Delft
Disciplines Manufacturing technology, mechanical technology, robotics
  Theoretical physics, (quantum) mechanics
  Information systems, databases
Chair Quantumfysica
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2019
Member of Jury of the Ammodo Science Award (Natural Sciences)
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Technische Universiteit Delft
QuTech & Kavli Institute of Nanoscience
Postbus 5046
2600 GA Delft
tel.  015 278 7188
Personal website

Ronald Hanson and a team of academic and industrial partners are working on a first: a quantum internet that cannot be hacked or intercepted and that is based on entangled quantum states that are spatially separate. Two breakthroughs by his own research group have made this possible. The first breakthrough was to achieve quantum entanglement between electron spins that were more than a kilometre’s distance from each other. The second involved controlling a local register of several qubits on a single chip. These breakthroughs were possible because Hanson’s group unites quantum optics, nanotechnology, condensed matter physics and quantum computer science. Hanson was a member of The Young Academy from 2010 to 2015.