Quantum Computing is Quick and Quirky: A Closer Look

(free and open to the public;
high school students/parents/teachers/administrators are particularly welcome

Steve Atkin (IBM)
Feb 22, Friday, 7-8pm, Auditorium (Room 130), Olin Life Sciences, Florida Tech

Materials from the lecture:


Directions to Florida Tech campus
(search for and select Olin Life Sciences--button to "find me" is at the top)

Campus map in PDF (Building 35 is Olin Life Sciences Building)

Press Release

Though early in its development, quantum computing is now available on real hardware via the cloud through IBM Q. This radically new kind of computing holds open the possibility of solving some problems that are now and perhaps always will be intractable for classical computers. In this talk we'll discuss the motivation for quantum computing and the types of problems to which it might be applied. We'll continue by describing the no-charge IBM Q Experience where more than 90,000 people have used IBMs offerings to learn and experiment with quantum computing.

P.S. In the same evening, a public science lecture on astronomy is at 8pm and sky watching from a 0.8-meter (32-inch) telescope is at 9pm at the Olin Physical Sciences building (more details are here).

About the speaker:

Steve Atkin is CTO, Distinguished Engineer, and Quantum Ambassador at IBM Support Transformation, Training & Globalization. He earned his PhD in computer science at Florida Tech.

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