Fifty years after the current internet was born, the physicist and computer scientist Stephanie Wehner is planning and designing the next internet — a quantum one.
Wehner is the coordinator of the Quantum Internet Alliance, a European Union initiative to build a network for transmitting quantum information throughout the continent.
“Using such a network, we gain information about creativity and social sciences. If you look at the classical internet, people thought we would use it to send around some files. That’s great. But people have gotten more creative”, Wehner says.