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2019 Gibbons Lecture 4: Panel discussion - The future of quantum computing

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29 May 2019: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

University of Auckland,
Owen G Glenn Building,
Room OGGB 3/260-092,
Level 0,
12 Grafton Road,

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2019 Gibbons Memorial Lecture Series in association with ITP

Quantum Computing

What is quantum computing, what is the promise and what are the challenges?

Quantum computers are extremely complex machines that challenge almost everything we know about computing. Given their complexity, they are difficult to understand which, in turn, makes it difficult for us to understand their limits.

It is said they can crack all modern security algorithms and do immediate pattern recognition. If this is the case, what are the implications for not only computing but also wider society?

Quantum computing provides us with the opportunity to build new algorithms, and to rethink a lot of what has gone before.

Come along and hear the experts delve into this fascinating topic.

Join us for refreshments before each lecture from 6pm at 260.088, Level 0 Foyer, Owen G Glenn Building

Lecture 4: Panel discussion - The future of quantum computing

Our Panel Speakers:

1554779019330.jpgProfessor Howard J Carmichael holds the Dan Walls Chair in Theoretical Physics at the University of Auckland.
He earned his PhD in 1977 from the University of Waikato, then moved to the United States, returning to New Zealand in 2002.
Professor Carmichael has contributed widely to quantum optics theory and the theory of open quantum systems, a direction set in early work on photon anti-bunching in resonance florescence and carried through numerous contributions to the field of cavity QED. He is perhaps best known for his Quantum Trajectory Theory.

Professor Carmichael is a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA), American Physical Society, and the Royal Society Te Apārangi, and a recipient of the OSA's Max Born Award and the Dan Walls Medal of the New Zealand Institute of Physics.

1554779071405.jpgProfessor Cristian S Calude is a member of Academia Europaea (2008), Chair Professor of Computer Science (1992) and Director of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Auckland.
He is also research consultant for the Quantum Computing Research Initiatives, Lockheed Martin, USA (2013).
Professor Calude received his PhD at the Bucharest University, Romania, in 1976. He has published 40 books and more than 250 articles, and has over 25 visiting professorships.
He has given more than 50 invited talks to international conferences and 160 seminars in Europe, the Americas, Australasia and Africa, and has been cited in more than 5500 papers and 120 books by 550 authors.

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