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49th Gamow Memorial Lecture: Quantum Computers and Schrödinger's Cat
Start Date: 4/1/2014Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 4/1/2014End Time: 9:30 PM
Event Description:
The Department of Physics and the George Gamow Memorial Lecture Committee proudly presents the Forty-Ninth George Gamow Memorial Lecture, "Quantum Computers and Schrödinger's Cat" by Nobel Laureate, NIST Fellow and Professor Adjoint, Dr. David Wineland.

As the size of computer logic gates and memory elements approaches the atomic scale, we are forced to deal with the constraints imposed by the laws of quantum mechanics. However, we now also know that a computer based on quantum mechanics could solve certain problems that are intractable on conventional computers. Interestingly, if this device could be made on a large scale it would have the same characteristics as Erwin Schrödinger’s famous 1935 hypothetical cat that could be both dead and alive at the same time. Dr. Wineland will discuss how a quantum computer might be realized with a collection of atomic ions.
Contact Information:
Name: Macky Auditorium
Phone: 303-492-8423
Gamow Lecture with Professor David Wineland, Nobel Laureate
This event is open to
  • Everyone
  • Ticket information:
    Free to the public

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