When: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024
Time: 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
Location:350 Legget Drive

Join Us for an Engaging Science Café at CU@Kanata!

The Faculty of Science at Carleton University is excited to invite you to our upcoming Science Café event, taking place at CU@Kanata, 350 Legget Drive. This event offers a unique opportunity to delve into the science behind Quantum Internet in an informal and engaging setting right in the heart of Ottawa’s technology and innovation centre.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, July 23rd from 4:30-6:30 p.m.


350 Legget Drive

CU@Kanata – Networking Reception

RBCx Space – Lecture and Q&A


What to Expect at this Science Café:

  • Thought-Provoking Talks: Enjoy a presentation by Dr. Michel Barbeau on Quantum Internet in a way that is accessible to everyone.
  • Interactive Discussions: Engage with the speaker and fellow attendees during the Q&A sessions, where you can ask questions and share your thoughts.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers and professionals from various fields before and after the event. Expand your network and foster new collaborations.
  • Complimentary Snacks and Cash Bar: Enjoy delicious snacks on the house, and unwind with beverages available for purchase at the cash bar.

Science Cafés are designed to be informal and welcoming, encouraging lively discussions and exchange of ideas. Whether you’re a science enthusiast or just curious about the latest advancements, this event is perfect for you.


  • 4:30 PM: Doors Open
  • 5:00 PM: Welcome, Introduction and Lecture by Dr. Michel Barbeau
  • 5:30 PM: Q&A Session
  • 6:00 PM: Networking and Refreshments

Don’t miss this chance to learn, engage, and connect with the science community. Mark your calendar and join us for an evening of stimulating conversation and discovery.

network layer quantum internet

Recent Advances Towards the Quantum Internet

The quantum Internet is an essential component of the future quantum world. Quantum networking progresses in two generations. The first generation is characterized by the transport of classical data over quantum technology. The upcoming second generation is the transport of quantum data over quantum technology. This talk will review the strengths and weaknesses of the adopted and deployed first-generation quantum networking technology. We will also explore the second-generation mechanisms enabling applications such as distributed computing and quantum sensing.


Michel Barbeau

Dr. Michel Barbeau, Director & Interim Institute for Data Science Director (DS & DSAAI), Carleton University

Dr. Michel Barbeau is a distinguished professor and director of the School of Computer Science at Carleton University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Université de Sherbrooke (1985), and both a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Université de Montréal (1987, 1991).

From 1991 to 1999, Dr. Barbeau served as a professor at Université de Sherbrooke. During the 1998-1999 academic year, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Aizu in Japan. Since joining Carleton University in 2000, he has focused his research on computer networks, specifically in architecture and protocols. His expertise extends to underwater communications and networks, flying drone networks, quantum networks, and network control systems.


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