Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What the heck is a quantum computer?

Come hear me ramble on about quantum information science (QIS). This will be a very short and introductory talk. I will first give an overview and history of the field, and then develop some mathematical tools to understand and appreciate David Deutsch's toy quantum algorithm. I may end up explaining quantum teleportation and quantum super-dense coding if time permits. I am dedicating this talk to my adviser Todd Brun and my mentor Dave Bacon.