Speaker: Tom O'Brien
Affiliation: Lorentz Institute for theoretical physics, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Date: Thursday 28th July
Time: 1.30 -2.30 pm
Title: Scalable quantum computation
Abstract: In a quantum computer, N qubits of information entangle to take an arbitrary (normalised) vector in an exponentially large Hilbert space. This allows some problems that take exponentially large amounts of time and data (bits) to be solved on a classical computer, to be solved in a polynomially large amount of time and data (qubits) on a quantum computer. Current quantum computing efforts intend to surpass classical computing power within the next few years, although it will take longer for them to become useful.
In this talk I will give an introduction to quantum mechanics and quantum information, with a focus on noise in quantum systems (quantum error correction). I will also outline the current technology being pursued for a quantum computer, and the current algorithms being designed to use with a quantum computer. ?
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