Quantum Computers and their potential to revolutionise our lives (and AGM)

When: 9th Nov 2017, 19:30 - 9th Nov 2017, 21:00
Where: Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3QG
Town/City: Oxford
Organiser: BCS Oxfordshire Branch
Price: Free to members and non-members
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Computers have transformed the way we live however there are a vast amount of problems even the most powerful computer would take a million years to solve. A quantum computer, a completely new type of computer built using quantum technology, may hold the key to change this completely.

It may open the door to impact society on many levels, for example enabling powerful new drugs to be developed, advanced encryption to be broken and some of nature’s deepest secrets to be unravelled.

So, can we actually build a quantum computer? We have recently unveiled the world’s first industrial blueprint for constructing a trapped ion quantum computer. I will discuss this work and attempt to shed some light on how these incredible machines work and how they may revolutionize our lives.