The Minister of Science and Technology, Madam Naledi Pandor, visited the CQT on 19 April 2010. She engaged with the CQT students and toured the facilities of the Centre.
Prof F Petruccione presented an overview of the CQT as well the the future aspirations of the Group.
Mr A Mirza demonstrated the importance of encryption and the current uses of quantum encryption in the quantumCity and quantumStadium projects.
On left Ms P Epiphane and Ms H Bassa explain theoretical quantum computing to Minister Pandor.
On right Dr M Rehn and Ms M Semonyo explain the cooling of atoms with the use of lasers. The duo developed the first Magneto Optical Trap (MOT) in Africa.
Ms SA Naicker and Ms S Pillay explain and demonstrate the BB84 polarization encoded QKD protocol to the Minister and the Director General of DST Dr Phil Mjwara.
Back Row: Dr M Rehn, DG Dr P Mjwara, Minister N Pandor, Prof F Petruccione, Mr A Mirza
Front Row: Ms S Pillay, Ms M Semonyo, Ms SA Naicker, Ms P Epiphanie, Ms NN Sithomo, Ms H Bassa