Many problems are so complicated that even the fastest supercomputer would currently take millions of years to provide an answer. Computers built with quantum technology (a quantum computer) may fundamentally change what a computer may be able to accomplish. Optimising financial transactions, machine learning, creating new medicines, understand protein folding and breaking codes are just some of the problems where the existence of a quantum computer could change everything. In this talk I will provide an overview of our work at University of Sussex University on constructing practical quantum technologies, in particular, a quantum computer utilizing ultracold trapped charged atoms. I will give an overview of our work and provide an introduction to the technologies used to build such a device. I will also explain the phenomena that give rise to such a massive increase in computational power and I will speculate on some of the applications for this device.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:
- Developing practical large scale quantum computers using trapped ions (SkillsCast recorded in March 2019)
- Build High Performance Stream Processing and Workflows with TPL Dataflow (Online Meetup on 8th October 2020)
- Implementing Microservices: Nobody Told Me About That (Online Meetup on 15th October 2020)
- Post Quantum Cryptography Apocalypse (SkillsCast recorded in September 2020)
- The Sonic Contender (SkillsCast recorded in October 2019)
Quantum Computers - The world's most incredible machines
Winfried Hensinger is Professor of Quantum Technologies at the University of Sussex. Hensinger heads the Sussex Ion Quantum Technology Group and he is the director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. Hensinger's group works on constructing a trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator device, a quantum simulation engine as well as portable quantum sensors.