The $5 Million Question: How Can We Make Quantum Computing Useful?

Google has recently announced a $5 million dollar, 3-year competition to develop quantum algorithms that can solve real-world problems. At GDSC UoL we will explore realm of quantum computing and its potential. Join us and learn more about this emerging technology!

Apr 11, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM



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About this event

While classical computing has revolutionized our world, it faces limitations for complex problems in materials science, drug discovery, and cryptography. This talk explores Quantum Computing (QC) as a promising alternative.

In the first part, we'll discuss the need for a new approach and the potential of QC. We'll delve into the current state and limitations of this emerging technology.

The second part focuses on QC from a software perspective, geared towards students of classical computing. We'll explore how QC works through software, data encoding, program creation, and result measurement/decoding. We'll even tackle solving a simple problem from scratch on a quantum computer, showcasing the power and complexities involved.

By the end, you'll gain a foundational understanding of QC software and its potential to revolutionize computing, along with a taste of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

⚛️ See you on Thursday, 11 April 2024 at 12:00 PM GMT for this unique opportunity to expand your knowledge in this field! 


  • Petar Korponaić



  • Jana Dragović

    University of London



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  • Jana Dragovic

    GDSC Lead

  • Cynthia Tang

    Team Advisor

  • Kayleigh Kivits

    HR Lead

  • Matheus Colombo

    IT Lead

  • Francis Kim

    University of London

    IT Lead

  • Mostafa Higazy

    Tech Instructor

  • Ophelia Lavey

    University of London

    IT Lead

  • Lentin Varghese

    Akamai Technologies

    Tech Instructor

  • Hamza Saeed

    Tech Instructor

  • Injila J.

    Social Media Manager

  • Ahmad-Tijani Bashorun

    Product & Web Design Lead

  • Maryam Shahzad

    HR Assistant

  • Danica Rachel Lim

    Graphics Designer

  • Rita Remoaldo

    HR Lead

  • Daria Nazarkina

    HR Lead

  • Chayanon Kitkana

    IT Lead

  • Moumita Mou

    HR Lead

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