Graduate Pizza Seminar
This Computer Does and Does Not Work: Using Quantum Mechanics in Computing Systems
John Chiarelli: Rutgers University
Location: Hill Grad Student Lounge
Date & time: Friday, 10 February 2017 at 1:40PM - 1:41PM
While the mathematics behind quantum mechanics has been known for close to a century, it is only within the last 35 years that researchers have started asking its phenomena could be used in efficient computation of difficult problems. In this talk, I will go over some of the known algorithms that use quantum mechanics to solve otherwise time-consuming problems quickly, as well as some of the historical background behind them. Viewers can expect to leave with a full understanding of quantum computation - provided that they adjust their use of the term 'understand.'