Quantum Computing – how to build a really cool computer
A free public talk presented by Dr Viv Kendon of Durham University.
Computers are everywhere: in phones, cars, toasters, on the moon, in orbit, leaving the solar system, running the internet, keeping track of your money, deliveries, the NHS. Every year we are urged to upgrade to the latest, fastest model. But what exactly is a computer, and how can we build a really fast one? Quantum physicists are busy designing and testing the next generation of superfast computers, made from single atoms and exquisitely controlled light. I will explain what computers are (and are not), how to build a quantum computer, and a few of the things we could do with it, once we have built a big enough one."
The Rochester Building is listed as number 12 on this map: https://www.ippp.dur.ac.uk/sites/default/files/pictures/map.jpg. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from the Bransden Room from 18:30, the talk will commence at 19:00. All rooms will be signposted.
Image provided by "QLM Rydberg Physics Durham University".