Quantum computers: What are they? What are they supposed to do? Will they work? The point of view of a skeptic, Xavier Waintal, CEA GRENOBLE

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ESRF colloquium
Start Date
10-06-2022 14:00
End Date
10-06-2022 15:00
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INVITATION

ESRF COLLOQUIUM

"Quantum computers: What are they? What are they supposed to do? Will they work? The point of view of a skeptic
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Friday, June 10th, 14:00

Presented by Xavier Waintal, CEA Grenoble

Venue: ESRF Auditorium and Zoom
 

 

Abstract
In the last three decades, our ability to build and control quantum states has improved dramatically and could become the basis of a new form of numerical calculation. While these machines are still in their infancy  (no existing quantum computer can multiply 5 by 3), the hope is that for a very specific class of problem, they could be exponentially faster than their classical counterpart. In this talk, I will give an introduction to quantum computing from the point of view of a physicist. In particular I will emphasize how the main quantum computing ressource, entanglement, is also its biggest problem, decoherence.
 

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