Thomas Jennewein

Scientific Fellow

Dr. Thomas Jennewein’s vision is to build capable and scalable quantum communication technology for long range and satellite quantum networks. Thomas has been a leader in investigating space-based quantum communications for many years, and he leads the Canadian Satellite mission called Quantum EncrYption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat), which aims to demonstrate quantum communication and Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) between space and ground with stations across Canada and internationally.

Dr. Jennewein led the first three-photon interference, an important fundamental advance for the field of quantum optics recognized by Physics World as one of the Top 10 breakthroughs of 2017. In 2023 he was awarded a Canadian Excellence Research Chair for Global Quantum Internet Systems, which he holds at Simon Fraser University. He holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Vienna, a Master of Science Physics and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.