Thursday October 17
Roger Whiting, Ph.D.
September 19, 2019
Quantum Computing: Introduction and Applications
Description of the Talk
This talk is a gentle introduction to the who, what, where, when, and why of quantum computing, the types of problems it can solve, and the life- and world-changing use-cases and applications it can be applied. Joe will also describe (1) the IBM Q Experience, IBM's free-to-use hardware, open source software, and tutorials/documentation to get you started on quantum computing, used by over 100,000 people all over the world; and (2) the IBM Q Network, its global ecosystem of industry partners, universities, and startups working closely on the co-development of quantum computing.
About the speaker
Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. The Café provides a forum for debating science issues outside a traditional academic context. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable - all spoken in plain English. There is no admission charge to attend our events. Building on its great success outside the United States, Café Scientifique Silicon Valley is the first such Café on the West Coast. We meet monthly to discuss a variety of science topics.