The Quantum Law Project


The Legal Dimensions of Quantum Computing (April 2022)

Date: 28 – 29th of April 2022

Place: Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden

The conference will take place in hybrid format and all panels will be streamed. Registration is free: Click here to register


Conference Programme

Thursday April 28

Panel 1 – 13:00-13:45

  • Welcome, Valentin Jeutner (Lund)
  • Introducing quantum computing to law, Katri Nousiainen (Helsinki) & Anna Pearson (Cambridge)

Panel 2 – Quantum Applications 1 – 14:00 to 15:30 [08:00 to 09:30 ET] 

Moderator: Karl Manheim (Los Angeles)

  • Quantum antitrust, Jeffery Atik (Lund)
  • Reconsidering the legal effects of quantum computing: from a reactive to a proactive cybersecurity posture, Ryan McKenney (Washington, DC)
  • Quantum information technologies and digital governance, Geoff Gordon (Amsterdam)

Panel 3 – Quantum public law/quantum constitutionalism – 16:00 to 17:30 [10:00 to 11:30 ET] 

Moderator: Jeffery Atik (Lund)

  • Regulating uncertain states: a policy agenda for quantum computing, Tina Dekker (Ottawa) & Florian Martin-Bariteau (Ottawa)
  • Quantum constitutionalism, Karl Manheim (Los Angeles)
  • Quantum and the South, Zahra Takhshid (Denver)

Reception – 18:00 to 19:00 [12:00 to 13:00 ET] 

Master of Ceremonies: Karl Manheim (Los Angeles)

  • Keynote: Quantum theory as critical theory, Alexander Wendt (Columbus, OH)

Friday April 29

Luncheon – 12:30 to 13:30

Moderator: Hoda Hosseiny (Lund)

  • Keynote: Thoughts from the quantum trenches: A physicist’s view on quantum law, Jordi Mur Petit (Barcelona)

Panel 4 – Quantum applications 2 – 14:00 to 15:30 [08:00 to 09:30 ET]

Moderator: Jordi Mur Petit (Barcelona)

  • Quantum sensing technologies and measurements of the human body: a mere leap in data quality?, Lydia Belkadi (Leuven)
  • Patenting quantum computing technologies and market power: a quantitative analysis, Mauritz Kop (Amsterdam), Mateo Aboy (Cambridge) & Timo Minssen (Lund)
  • Quantum technology and regulatory sandboxes: risks, challenges & opportunities in the health & life science sector, Timo Minssen (Lund) & Louise Druedahl (Copenhagen)

Panel 5 – Quantum legal theory – 16:00 to 17:30 [10:00 to 11:30 ET]

Moderator: Jeffery Atik (Lund)

  • Laws of Nature and Nature of Law, Valentin Jeutner (Lund)
  • An epistemically plural theory of law, Bruce Levinson (Washington, DC)
  • The “physics” of legal indeterminacy, Ted Sichelman (San Diego)

Closing remarks: 17:30-17:45 Jeffery Atik

The Quantum Law Project at Lund University’s Faculty of Law is the first research project dedicated specifically to the study of the legal implications of quantum computing. The project is funded by and forms part of the Wallenberg Foundations’ ‘Initiative for Humanistic and Social Scientific Research in AI and Autonomous Systems’ (WASP-HS). The project team consists of Valentin Jeutner (Lund), Jeffery Atik (Los Angeles), Timo Minssen (Lund), Karl M. Manheim (Los Angeles), Hoda Hosseiny (Lund), Jordi Mur-Petit (Barcelona).