Dr Sarah Croke
University of Glasgow
A beginner’s guide to quantum information
What is quantum information? What is a quantum computer? What is all the fuss about? Does anyone have one? In this talk we will introduce quantum systems, what it means to encode and process
information in quantum systems, and how information encoded in this way differs from that stored in your computer or smartphone. We will discuss how these peculiarly quantum effects lead to exciting new capabilities, and give a flavour of the state-of-the-art and challenges of this rapidly-developing field.
All sessions begin at 7:00pm at Robert Gordon’s College in the centre of Aberdeen.
7.00pm We begin with a short presentation from the speaker
Chaired, open discussion involving the speaker and audience
8.20pm Close and thanks
All sessions are FREE and open to everyone. Refreshments will be available.
Speakers usually give up their time for free.
For further information please contact Stuart Farmer: S.Farmer@rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk
Public parking is available surrounding the venue.
This programme is supported by the Institute of Physics in Scotland and Robert Gordon’s College. For further information go to www.rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk/scienceinthequad
Science in the Quad acknowledge the support of the University of Aberdeen in launching the series. Details of café discussion series and other events organised by the University of Aberdeen can be found at www.engagingaberdeen.co.uk