15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

Quantum computing

19 Jun 2014, 14:15
30m
C-309 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)

C-309

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) (R2-6) Quantum Entanglement and Computational Physics - DTP-DCMMP / Intrication quantique et physique numérique - DPT-DPMCM

Speaker

Peter Hoyer (University of Calgary)

Description

It is often said that quantum computers can achieve exponential speed-ups over classical computers and that quantum computers render RSA and other cryptographic protocols insecure. But how do quantum computers actually achieve this? I will describe the main ingredients that make these improvements possible and I will discuss the physical resources that are required to do so. I will also explain what we know quantum computers can not do.

Primary author

Peter Hoyer (University of Calgary)

Presentation Materials