School Seminars and Colloquia

Quantum Computing


by Professor Gerard J.Milburn (Federation Fellow)

Institution: Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, The University of Queensland
Date: Wed 15th March 2006
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne

Abstract: The quantum world is often presented as a source of paradox
and confusion, even as it continues to correctly explain innumerable
experiments. In the last decade we have come to see that the quantum
world permits distinctly new kinds of information processing and
communication tasks to those that are enabled by the physics of Newton,
Faraday and Maxwell. In this talk I will explain how the quantum world
offers the prospect for vastly more efficient computers. I will
describe Shor's factoring algorithm, Grover's search algorithm and some
of the recent work on quantum random walks. I will briefly review
progress in the international effort to build a quantum computer.

For More Information: Ole Warnaar tel. 8344 5214 or Paul Pearce tel. 8344 4470

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