Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

2 p.m., Thursday, October 11
Room 1201, Physics Building

 Quantum Computation: A Critical Overview

Marvin Kruger

(U. S. Department of Defense)

Abstract:  Quantum computation is a generalization of the classical models of computation invented by Turing and others.  By exploiting the complexity of entangled superpositional quantum states, quantum computers have been shown to be capable, in principle, of dramatic speed-up in the solution of certain, limited classes of otherwise intractable problems.  This talk will present an introductory overview of the basic concepts, their history, implications, and potential for practical realizability, as well as an appraisal of the current status of research in the field.
Host:  Dennis Drew
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