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Quantum computing: A Great Science in the Making

Date: 27 October 2014
Speaker: Professor Andrew Yao

Abstract

Quantum Computing: A Great Science in the Making In recent years, the scientific world has seen much excitement over the development of quantum computing, and the ever increasing possibility of building real quantum computers. What's the advantage of quantum computing? What are the secrets in the atoms that could potentially unleash such enormous power, to be used for computing and information processing? In this talk, we will take a look at quantum computing, and make the case that we are witnessing a great science in the making.

Speaker Bio

Professor Andrew Yao

Dean of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences at Tsinghua University
Distinguished Professor-at-Large at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao is the Dean of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, at Tsinghua University; he is also a Distinguished Professor-at-Large at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Yao's research interests are in the theory of computation and its applications to cryptography and quantum computing. He is recipient of the prestigious A.M. Turing Award in year 2000 for his contributions to the theory of computation, including pseudorandom number generation, cryptography, and communication complexity. He has received numerous other honors and awards, including the George Polya Prize, the Donald E. Knuth Prize, and several honorary degrees. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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