May 29, 2016 | A new Center for Quantum Science Matter and Engineering, the first of its kind, will be inaugurated at a major international symposium, the Mark and Diane Seiden International Symposium on Quantum Science Matter and Engineering, to be held at the Technion on June 1 and 2. Twelve leading international scientists together with experts from the Technion and the Weizmann Institute will participate in this special event. Activities in the new Technion center will concentrate on merging the fundamental concepts of quantum science with engineering principles in order to pave the way towards new devices and systems which will lead, within a few years, to practical quantum applications. The new center will focus on the quantum aspects of computing, communications, sensing and signal processing. The field of sensing will receive special attention because of its widespread applied implications in all spheres of life.