2017 Oppenheimer Lecture: Quantum Computing & the Entanglement Frontier

Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Chevron Auditorium at International House
Author/Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology
Public Lecture: 
Yes

The 2017 Oppenheimer Lecture "Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier" was presented by John Preskill on Monday, February 27. The lecture was held in the Chevron Auditorium at International House.

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Quantum Computing & the Entanglement Frontier

Abstract: The quantum laws governing atoms and other tiny objects seem to defy common sense, and information encoded in quantum systems has weird properties that baffle our feeble human minds. John Preskill will explain why he loves quantum entanglement, the elusive feature making quantum information fundamentally different from information in the macroscopic world. By exploiting quantum entanglement, quantum computers should be able to solve otherwise intractable problems, with far-reaching applications to cryptology, materials, and fundamental physical science. Preskill is less weird than a quantum computer, and easier to understand.