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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Introduction to Quantum Information Processing
Speaker(s): Michele Mosca
Abstract:
Information processing is a physical process, and thus the powers and limitations of an information processing device depend on the laws of physics. The “classical” framework for physics has long been replaced by quantum physics. Over the past century we have moved from observing quantum phenomena to controlling quantum phenomena. Remarkable progress has been made in recent years. Very importantly, the quantum features of nature lead to qualitatively different and apparently more powerful models of computation and communication. Quantum computers can efficiently solve problems that were previously believed to be intractable. Quantum information also enables communication and cryptographic tasks that would otherwise not be possible. I will introduce quantum information processing and summarize the state of the art.
Date: 20/07/2011 - 8:30 am
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