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Quantum Computers: the Ultimate Tools for Discovery

18 March 2019 19.30
Add to Calendar18/03/2019 19:3018/03/2019 19:30Europe/LondonQuantum Computers: the Ultimate Tools for Discoveryhttps://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/events/quantum-computers-ultimate-tools-discoveryFrankopan Hall, West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane CB5 8BLfalseDD/MM/YYYY15Jesus Collegeevent_5854confirmed
Frankopan Hall, West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane CB5 8BL

We all have seen many reports in the press about quantum computers. These novel machines, which fully harness the "weirdness" of quantum mechanics, are supposed to soon outperform all classical computers and thereby to change the world.

They are set to make better predictions for which books or videos you might like, and also to revolutionize the search for new materials and drugs, to cure cancer, and to even solve the problem of traffic jams.

During this talk, Dr Ulrich Schneider will look at the foundations of these claims, starting with the basic principles of their operations - the superposition principle aka quantum weirdness, and then discuss their current status and realistic future prospects for the short and medium term.

Free tickets will be available from 11 February 2019 at 11am.

 

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