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## The Quantum Way of Doing ComputationsAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Reiner Blatt - U. Innsbruck
- Wednesday 06 November 2019, 16:00-17:00
- Small Poynting Lecture Theatre.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Amaury Triaud. Since the mid-nineties of the 20th century, it became apparent that one of the centuriesâ€™ most important technological inventions, computers in general and many of their applications could possibly be further enhanced by using operations based on quantum physics. Computations, whether they happen in our heads or with any computational device, always rely on real physical devices and processes. Data input, data representation in a memory, data manipulation using algorithms and finally, data output require physical realizations with devices and practical procedures. Building a quantum computer then requires the implementation of quantum bits (qubits) as storage sites for quantum information, quantum registers and quantum gates for data handling and processing as well as the development of quantum algorithms. In this talk, the basic functional principle of a quantum computer will be reviewed. It will be shown how strings of trapped ions can be used to build a quantum information processor and how basic computations can be performed using quantum techniques. The quantum way of doing computations will be illustrated with analog and digital quantum simulations. Ways towards scaling the ion-trap quantum processor will be discussed. This talk is part of the Physics and Astronomy Colloquia series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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