'The dawn of quantum technology' with Prof Simon Benjamin
Thirty years ago, an untapped potential in nature was revealed by an Oxford-based theoretical physicist called David Deutsch. He showed that if a computer could be built to harness the deepest features of quantum physics, then that machine could solve problems in ways no conventional supercomputer could match. Three decades later, the challenge of realising this possibility has become a worldwide field spanning multiple disciplines and involving both academia and industry. Last year the UK government committed over £200m to accelerate progress toward practical quantum technologies. Are we therefore on the verge of a new technology revolution? Professor Simon Benjamin, Principal Investigator on the Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies, looks at how far have we come and what remains to be achieved?
Date: 11 February 2016, 17:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Hilary 2016)
Venue: Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Professor Simon Benjamin (Oxford Martin School )
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Caroline Corke (University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School)
Organiser contact email address: events@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk
Host: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
Part of: Technology for tomorrow - the research shaping our future
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2259
Audience: Public
Editor: Caroline Corke