October 16, 2018 7:30 PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center
"Quantum Computers" with Christopher Monroe
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 3 at 10am.
Quantum computers exploit features of quantum mechanics to perform tasks that are impossible using conventional means. Sending instantaneous messages across long-distances, or quickly computing over ungodly amounts of data are two possibilities that arise when computers exploit quantum uncertainty, entanglement, and measurement.
In this lecture, Christopher Monroe describes the architecture of a quantum computer. This leading physical representation allows demonstrations of small algorithms and emulations of quantum problems with more than 50 quantum bits. While this system can solve some tasks that cannot be accomplished in conventional devices, it remains a great challenge to build a quantum computer big enough to be useful for society. The good news is that we don’t see any fundamental limits to scaling atomic quantum computers, Monroe will speculate as to how this might happen.
Monroe is an atomic physicist and quantum information scientist. He demonstrated the first quantum gate realized at N.I.S.T. in '90s. He discovered new ways to scale trapped ion qubits and simplify their control with semiconductor chip-traps, simplified lasers, and photonic-interfaces for long-distance-entanglement. He's an American Physical Society I. I. Rabi Prize winner, Arthur Schawlow Laser Science Prize winner, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and Co-Founder/Chief Scientist at IonQ.
Tickets are free, general admission.
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