A Brief Overview of Quantum Computing

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Vlad Pribiag (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Quantum computing has been receiving rapidly-growing interest from both industry and government funding agencies in the last several years. In this talk, I will provide an introduction to the key concepts of quantum mechanics as related to quantum computing, and will then outline several areas were quantum computers could make substantial contributions not accessible to classical computers. I will also provide an overview of leading approaches for developing the building blocks of future quantum computers, including work from our lab.