Perimeter Lecture: The quantum-computing revolution

Physicist Shohini Ghose discusses quantum computers and their nearly unimaginable potential
By Daniel Kitts - Published on Mar 03, 2020

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I once had to interview a quantum-computing expert for an article I was writing. The discussion lasted 45 minutes. When it was done, I still had no idea what quantum computing was. 

That’s because quantum computing is really hard to understand — doing so involves grasping how the counter-intuitive world of subatomic particles works. But it’s also really important, because it may one day change the world. 

If you’re looking for a clear explanation of what quantum computing involves and what it could mean, check out the next Perimeter Institute public lecture on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. Wilfrid Laurier University’s Shohini Ghose will be discussing how it could revolutionize computing and communications and even help us achieve feats — such as teleportation — that may now seem unimaginable. 

Tickets for the lecture are sold out, but you can watch it via this live stream: 

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The Perimeter Institute’s public lectures are usually held once a month. TVO.org will stream the entire 2019-20 series.

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