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Black Holes and Quantum Computers

You are cordially invited to a very special public lecture:

“Black Holes and Quantum Computers” 

by Prof. Marika Taylor, Professor of Theoretical Physics and Deputy Head of Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton.

The talk will be held in the Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin, 7.15pm Wednesday May 22nd. 

The event is free to attend but registration is required:

It promises to be a remarkable and memorable evening. It is a wonderful opportunity to hear some of Nature's most fascinating puzzles, from black holes to quantum information, and their implications for the technologies of tomorrow explained by a pioneer in the field.

Description: A quantum computer makes use of the quantum states of subatomic particles to store and process information. Remarkably, black holes can help us understand how a quantum computer might work: black holes are believed to be the most efficient quantum computers than can exist in nature. In this talk we will explain what black holes might teach us about quantum computing and conversely what quantum theory implies about the fundamental properties of black holes.

Speaker Biography: Professor Marika Taylor received her PhD under the supervision of Professor Stephen Hawking from the University of Cambridge. Following postdoctoral research at Cambridge and Utrecht, she spent ten years as a faculty member of the University of Amsterdam. She is a Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and was awarded the 2008 Minerva Prize. In 2012 she moved back to the UK to establish a new research centre in astronomy and particle physics at the University of Southampton, where she is currently Professor of Theoretical Physics and Deputy Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences.

This event is held as part of the Irish Quantum Foundations meeting in Trinity College Dublin with support from the Institute of Physics, Ireland.

Yours sincerely, on behalf of the IQF 2019 organising committee.

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22 May 2019 19:15 to 21:00
Joly Lecture Theatre
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
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