Colloquium: Optical Society of America, UVA Student Chapter
Friday, April 4, 2014
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204

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"Whither Quantum Computing?"

Barry Sanders , University of Calgary
[Host: Niranjan Sridhar]
A working quantum computer would be revolutionary because certain problems, such as simulating quantum materials or factorization, are easily solved on a quantum computer and probably forever hard on non-quantum computers no matter how small or how fast. Quantum computing technology is at an early stage so we do not yet know which medium is best. I discuss the principles of quantum computing, technological efforts for its realization (embellished with animated films), and applications for when a quantum computer eventually works.

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