Speaker: Matthias Troyer (Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research)
A century after the development of quantum mechanics we have now reached an exciting time where computational devices that make use of quantum effects can be built. Quantum random member generators, analog quantum simulators and quantum annealers are already commercially available and work on quantum computers is accelerating. I will talk about the future of computing in a world with quantum computers. First demonstration devices exist and a universal quantum computer with computational powers beyond that of any imaginable classical computers seems just over the horizon and feasible within the next few years. I will explain the origin of the exceptional computational power of quantum computers, and how this can be applied to solve problems that are impossible to solve on classical computers. I will discuss the challenges involved in bringing these quantum algorithms to bear on important real-world problems and the need for educating a new generation of quantum software engineers to develop more “killer-applications” for these amazing devices.
Prof. Matthias Troyer
Time: 14:00-15:30, Sep 27, 2017
Location: S201 UCAS Zhong-Guan-Cun Teaching Building, No. 3 Nan-Yi-Tiao Road
中关村南一条3号 中国科学院大学中关村校区教学楼 S201