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Tunisian Quantum Network Launched, Expanding Reach of Sector in Africa


This week saw the launch of the Tunisian Quantum Network QUANTUN, an initiative that aims to join the efforts of Tunisian researchers in the fields of Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies and to help them contribute to the second quantum revolution on the African continent.

Coordinated by Sihem Jaziri and Mourad Telmini, QUANTUN is following in the footsteps of other such initiatives across Africa, the South African Quantum Technology Initiative (SA QuTI) being a prime example.

Both, obviously, want to push local and regional quantum technology research and innovation efforts to the next level.

Sihem Jaziri is a Professor at the UCAR Faculty of Sciences, University of Carthage.

Mourad Telmini earned his Ph.D. in Atomic Physics from the University of Paris-Sud in 1993. He has been a Professor of Physics at the University of Tunis El Manar (Tunisia) for 25 years. From 2006–2014, he was a commission member of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics IUPAP, From 2011–2014, he was the Vice-Chair of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy AFCONE and Director General of the National Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology from 2010–2012. Telmini served as Director of “Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Atomique et Moleculaire & Applications (LSAMA)” and served as Scientific Leader at the Tunisian Atomic Clock project (LSAMA-CNSTN). He is also President of the Tunisian Metrology Association. Up to now, he has published four books and 30+ scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals of Physics.

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For any request, you may contact the coordinators or send an email to QUANTUN at: [email protected]

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