meeting in the CSLS series:
10 February 2005
2:30 - 6:00 PM
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Schedule, Abstracts, and Video links below
Quantum computation uses quantum mechanical
phenomena to perform operations on data measured by qubits.
It is part of quantum information processing, which has the
potential to revolutionize our methods of securing, processing,
storing, retrieving, transmitting and displaying information.
A quantum computer can implement new algorithms, to perform
e.g. rapid integer factorization, thereby threatening current
cryptosystems, and quicker database searches. Practical difficulties
have limited us to seven qubit computers so far, but the possibilities
of this emerging technology have led to many centers, learned
and popular articles, and even the movie "Timeline".
In this workshop, three experts in the theoretical, experimental,
and engineering aspects of quantum computation will take us
from basics to cutting-edge.
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Nowak, or Steve
PM - 3:30 PM
"Quantum information, computation, and communication"
Richard Cleve, University of Waterloo
Abstract: A quantum computer is an information
processing device that harnesses the strange power of quantum
mechanics: it can exist in several states simultaneously and
its computation paths can interfere with each other. Following
a brief introduction to quantum information, the talk will
review developments in quantum algorithms and various notions
of communication with quantum information.
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
"Prospects for real quantum information processing devices
in the laboratory"
David DiVincenzo, IBM Watson Research Center
Abstract: Some very hard things have to happen
in the laboratory to make even rudimentary quantum information
processing a reality. I will give a report "from the
trenches" to give some idea of how you start from scratch
-- in a state of the art solid state physics lab -- and try
to make a working qubit. I will also give a point of view
on progress on other fronts where things seem to be going
better, in particular in the atomic physics lab.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
"The future of quantum information processing: how big,
how fast, how powerful?"
quantum computers and quantum communication systems operate
at the fundamental performance limits posed by the laws of
physics. This talk reviews the physical limits to quantum
information processing, and explores the future of the field.
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