Monday, 17 January 2022

Contributions are partly in German and partly in English; interpretation in both languages will be provided.
The event will be streamed online.

Presenter: Arndt Reuning


Start of the event

Welcome address

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich

Represented by:
Prof. Dr. Astrid Lambrecht
Member of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich


Bettina Stark-Watzinger
Federal Minister of Education and Research


Mariya Gabriel
EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth


Hendrik Wüst
Minister-President of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Video message

Stéphane Dion
Ambassador of Canada to Germany


Dr. Alan Baratz
Chief Executive Officer of D-Wave

Official launch of JUNIQ

Customer testimonials

Gonzalo Gortazar
Chief Executive Officer of CaixaBank

Quantum computing – perspectives and potential of a key technology of the future

Prof. Dr. David DiVincenzo
Scientific coordinator of the Jülich Quantum Computing Alliance (JUQCA)

Scientific contributions

Prof. Michael Spannowsky
Director of the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology at Durham University

Project presentation

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert
Director at the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)
Head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Kristel Michielsen,
Head of the Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ)

Q&A with the press and public
(in person and online)


End of the event and the live stream

Subsequent visit of the JUNIQ building in small groups