Summary: A modern-day 'space-race' is unfolding to build the world's first quantum computer - a device that leverages delicate quantum phenomena to offer computing power far beyond what could ever be achieved with a conventional computer. As exciting as it is to be in the midst of a second computing revolution, quantum computing can be hard to get to grips with. In this talk I'll explain how quantum computers can be so powerful, what they'll be able to do, what they might look like, and why you should care. No PhD required!
About the speaker
Nicholas Harrigan obtained his PhD in Quantum Computing from Imperial College and has since gone on to become an award-winning science-communicator. His most recent work has been with the Center for Quantum Photonics at Bristol University, where he continues to passionately communicate developments in quantum computing.
Quantum Computing for the Curious