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7:30 pm, Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Fairmont Lounge, St. John's College
2111 Lower Mall, UBC


A Quantum Future of Computation

Matthias Troyer

Microsoft Research

A century after the development of quantum mechanics we are only coming to terms with the weird laws governing our world, but starting to build computational devices that make use of quantum effects. Quantum random number generators and quantum communication systems are already commercially available. Work on quantum computers is accelerating, and computational capabilities beyond that of any imaginable classical computer seem just over the horizon. I will discuss the origin of the exceptional computational power of quantum computers and how they may be used to solve important scientific, economic and societal problems that are impossible for classical computers.

To learn more please visit his webpage.

Additional resources for this talk: video.