The Institute of Physics and the University of Wolverhampton are pleased to host Dr. Andrew Ramsay, from the Hitachi Cambrige Laboratory, for an Evening Lecture addressed to the general public.
The talk will start at 19:30 with refreshments served from 19:00. It is free and open to all audiences (no age restriction).
The minimum feature size in the CPU of your phone or laptop is now about 7nm, or 20 atoms of Silicon. This is close to the physical limit of one atom. The CPU is an affordable wonder of the world. Since the exponential growth in computing power, the main driver of the information age, is slowing down, scientists have started to think about the physical limitations of computing. One theme to emerge was quantum information. What if, rather than devices to process bits of information using quantum mechanical principles, instead, the information itself were quantum? If you could harness quantum superposition and entanglement, what new technologies would be possible? For the last 20 years, inspired by the possibilities, scientists and engineers have made great strides in the construction and control of quantum devices. In this talk, Dr. Ramsay from the Hitachi labs will introduce the key concepts in quantum information, discuss some of the technologies, such as computing, cryptography and clocks, that may emerge and give a personal perspective on how this field is reshaping and testing our understanding of quantum mechanics.
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