2019 Misel Family Lecture

“Quantum Computing:
Why, How and When"

Professor Charles Marcus

Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, and Microsoft Quantum Lab – Copenhagen

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Abstract: This lecture is about a future technology, quantum computing, which uses known laws of quantum physics to compute in new ways. Within this technology challenge are at least two profound questions in basic science: which problems can be sped up with a quantum computer, and how can inadvertent measurement be avoided. After a few introductory comments about the first question, this lecture will concern mostly the second question, and will explore some options and the challenges of each.