
7:30 pm, Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Hennings building, Room 202,
6224 Agricultural Rd. UBC campus
The Quantum Way of Doing Computations
Rainer Blatt
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria
Since the mid1990s, we have seen how computers and many of
their applications can be enhanced using quantum physics. This is timely
since "Moores law", for the continuing development of conventional
computers, will not apply to eversmaller electronic components governed
by quantum physics. All computations, in our heads or in computational
devices, rely on the real physical processes of data input, data
representation in a memory, data manipulation using algorithms and
finally, data output. Building a quantum computer we then require quantum
bits (qubits) as storage sites for quantum information, quantum registers
and quantum gates for data handling and processing and the development of
quantum algorithms. I will review the basic principles of quantum
computation, and show how strings of trapped ions can be used to build a
quantum information processor, and do basic computations. Routes towards a
scalable quantum computer will be discussed.
To learn more please visit his
webpage.
Additional resources for this talk will be available after the talk.
