On the road to a useful quantum computer - a talk by Tom O'Brien, Google Quantum researcher

In this talk, Tom O'Brien, a Google Quantum researcher, will outline his team's recent advances, the challenges they can foresee in the next few years, and where they might hope to find the first useful applications of a quantum computer.

Oct 21, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

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Machine Learning

About this event

Tom O'Brien, a Quantum researcher at Google, gives us some insights into what his team is doing. Here is what he has to say:

'Since the early 90's, quantum computers have generated interest with their promise to achieve an exponential speedup in computation time for certain tasks. However, realising this potential has proven difficult due to the inherent fragility of the quantum state, requiring aggressive error correction protocols to maintain. With recent demonstrations of quantum supremacy and small-scale optimization, chemistry and physics algorithms, and the recent release of our roadmap towards a fault-tolerant quantum computer, Google Quantum AI has brought tantalisingly close the promise of a quantum computer finding useful applications in science and industry. In this talk, Tom O'Brien will outline our recent advances, the challenges we can foresee in the next few years, and where we might hope to find the first useful applications of a quantum computer.'

When

When

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM UTC

Agenda

3:00 PMInsights into Quantum @ Google
3:40 PMQ&A time

Speaker

  • Tom O'Brien

    Google

    Quantum Researcher

Organizers

  • Philip Rehker

    GDSC Lead

  • Tan-Colin Wei

    GDSC Lead

  • Layla Zadina

    Core Team Member

  • Florian Hoppe

    Core Team Member

  • Justus Beck

    Core Team Member

  • Mohammad (Hamudi) Naanaa

    Core Team Member

  • Maria Pospelova

    Core Team Member

  • Philipp Zagar

    Core Team Member

  • Simon Huang

    Core Team Member

  • Florian Donhauser

    Core Team Member

  • Muhtasham Oblokulov

    MunichNLP

    Core Team Member

  • Maksym Bondarenko

    TUM

    Core Team Member

  • Alexander Wiener

    Core Team Member

  • Yassine Souissi

    Core Team Member

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