Dr. Viv Kendon, Durham University
Computers are everywhere: in phones, cars, toasters, on the moon, in orbit, leaving the solar system, running the internet, keeping track of your money, deliveries, the NHS. Every year we are urged to upgrade to the latest, fastest model. But what exactly is a computer, and how can we build a really fast one? Quantum physicists are busy designing and testing the next generation of superfast computers, made from single atoms and exquisitely controlled light. I will explain what computers are (and are not), how to build a quantum computer, and a few of the things we could do with it, once we have built a big enough one.
Tea and coffee will be available from 18:30; lecture at 19:00.
Tickets are free, and available via Eventbrite.
The lecture will be held in the Rochester Building, which is shown as number 12 on this map.
Image courtesy “QLM Rydberg Physics Durham University”.
This event isn’t organised by NUSTEM, but we think you might like it.