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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.'

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