Why Should I Care about Quantum Computing?

Event Sponsor: 
Mathmatics and Computer Science Division Seminar - LANS
Start Date: 
Apr 11 2018 - 10:30am
Building/Room: 
Building 240/Room 1404-1405
Location: 
Argonne National Laboratory
Speaker(s): 
Paul Hovland
Speaker(s) Title: 
Argonne National Laboratory, MCS

The reasons for physical scientists and computational scientists to be excited about quantum computing might be obvious: spooky physics and the potential to solve hard problems exponentially faster than the best known algorithms on digital computers. But why should computer scientists and mathematicians care about quantum computing? In this talk, I give a computer scientist’s perspective on why quantum computing might be interesting, including the impact of topology, programming challenges, verification challenges, complexity theory, (mathematical) optimization challenges, and connections to familiar mathematical objects such as tensors, unitary matrices, probabilities, and 2-norms.

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