[ASC-list] Free ANZAAS talk, Melbourne, Wednesday 20 July 6:30pm; Prof Lloyd Hollenberg, 'Quantum computing and the spooky world of quantum physics'

David Vaux vaux at wehi.EDU.AU
Tue Jul 12 01:26:38 UTC 2016

Free, all welcome (booking not needed). Bring your friends!
Free pizza and drinks after the talk

At GTAC, located in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 6:30 pm
Professor Lloyd Hollenberg

Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology

School of Physics, University of Melbourne

"Quantum computing and the spooky world of quantum physics"

In recent years new and surprising aspects about quantum mechanics, and reality itself, have been uncovered. Now, as extreme computer miniaturisation reaches into the realm where individual stray atoms affect device performance, a new type of information processing paradigm is emerging – quantum computing. While we do not (and possibly cannot!) fully comprehend the sublime strangeness of quantum mechanics and the new perspective of quantum information, there is a consensus that a quantum computer could be vastly more powerful than conventional supercomputers. With enormous potential for applications across a range of areas, there is an international race to design and build a full-scale device. In this talk I will introduce the emerging science and technology of quantum computers – what they are, what they potentially could do, and how to build one based on the long-lived quantum properties of atomic dopants in silicon.

Professor Lloyd Hollenberg is Deputy Director of the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow. He is well-known proponent of quantum science and technology in the wider context, having also worked on developing ultra-sensitive quantum sensing and imaging techniques crossing over to the nano-bio realm.  He was awarded the 2012 Walter Boas Medal, the 2013 Victoria Prize (physical sciences), and led the team that won the 2013 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research. 
Forthcoming Talks:
Wed 17th August        Prof John Bowman, Monash University, Sex and plants
Wed  21st September Dr Marissa Parrot, Zoos Victoria, Conservation of endangered species
Wed 19th October      Prof Doug Macfarlane  “Energy Solutions for the Sustainocene” 


We are pleased to acknowledge the support by CSL and GTAC for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series

 Further Info:     David Vaux  9345 2941  davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com <mailto:davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com>
http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/ <http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/>


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