Quantum Computing

WHEN
Wed, August 29
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WHAT

Come learn about qubits, superposition, entanglement, quantum mechanics, and what this means for computing.

What is quantum computing? Quantum computing is a new type of computing that takes advantage of the properties of physics at the smallest scale.  It will allow us to study the interactions between atoms and molecules which could help us design new drugs and new materials, such as superconductors that work at room temperature. Another of the many tasks for which the quantum computer is faster than a classical computer is finding the best solution among a large number of potential solutions. This will revolutionize cryptography, among other things.

At this workshop, we’ll explain how quantum computing works for people who aren’t physicists. You’ll also get to write your first quantum code – using IBM’s Composer software, you will program the “score” that’s to be played out either in a simulator or on the real hardware that lives in IBM’s lab, a 5 qubit machine plugged into the internet.

The true potential of quantum computers likely hasn’t even been imagined yet. The inventors of the laser surely didn’t envision supermarket checkout scanners, CD players, and eye surgery. Similarly, the future uses of quantum computers are bound only by our imagination.

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WHO
Ages: 15 - Adult

WHERE
MGHPCC

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