ANZAAS Victorian Division  -   Science Talk, MELBOURNE

All welcome, no booking necessary, bring your friends!

Free pizza and drinks after the talk

 At GTAC, in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)

Wednesday 20th July 2016, 6:30 pm

Professor Lloyd Hollenberg

Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology

School of Physics, University of Melbourne

Quantum computing and the spooky world of quantum physics

In recent years new and surprising aspects about quantum mechanics, and reality itself, have been uncovered. Now, as extreme computer miniaturisation reaches into the realm where individual stray atoms affect device performance, a new type of information processing paradigm is emerging – quantum computing. While we do not (and possibly cannot!) fully comprehend the sublime strangeness of quantum mechanics and the new perspective of quantum information, there is a consensus that a quantum computer could be vastly more powerful than conventional supercomputers. With enormous potential for applications across a range of areas, there is an international race to design and build a full-scale device. In this talk I will introduce the emerging science and technology of quantum computers – what they are, what they potentially could do, and how to build one based on the long-lived quantum properties of atomic dopants in silicon.

Professor Lloyd Hollenberg is Deputy Director of the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow. He is well-known proponent of quantum science and technology in the wider context, having also worked on developing ultra-sensitive quantum sensing and imaging techniques crossing over to the nano-bio realm.  He was awarded the 2012 Walter Boas Medal, the 2013 Victoria Prize (physical sciences), and led the team that won the 2013 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research.

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Forthcoming Talks:

Wed 17th August         Prof John Bowman, Monash University, Sex and plants

Wed 21st Sept              Dr Marissa Parrot, Zoos Victoria, Conservation of endangered species

Wed 19th October       Prof Doug MacFarlane, Monash Uni, Energy Solutions for the Sustainocene

We are pleased to acknowledge the support by CSL and GTAC for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series

Further Info:         David Vaux       9345 2941                davidlaurencevaux@gmail.com

http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/

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