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London (City) — Sophie Bismuth — Quantum Computation: Basics and Applications.

Sophie Bismuth

Sophie Bismuth

Date and Time

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

Venue

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, London

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Abstract

Quantum computing is a fast developing field of theoretical physics. Since larger problems are expected to be intractable on classical computers, there is much interest in solving them efficiently using quantum computers. They provide exponentially faster factoring of integers and quadratically faster unordered search than with any other known classical algorithm. Quantum computation concepts are based on the principles of quantum mechanics, such as superposition and entanglement. Although no efficient quantum computers exist yet, a number of experiments have been carried out in which quantum computational operations were executed on a very small number of quantum bits. In the last year IBM introduced a 50 qubit computer which became the most sophisticated one yet.

Quantum computers have defence, healthcare, energy, laboratory, web and finance applications, which include risk modelling, trading strategies, portfolio optimisation, asset pricing and hedging. Furthermore, machine learning benefits from quantum algorithms as well. Primary concepts of quantum cryptography and quantum internet have already been developed and can therefore be introduced.

Speaker

Sophie Bismuth is completing her postgraduate studies in mathematics at Imperial College London and has a physics degree from Moscow State University. There she completed her dissertation in theoretical physics and graduated from the department of quantum statistics and field theory. Sophie was a member of a research group at Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics for a year, where she was working with the department of atomic physics and microelectronics and published her paper in radioelectronics. She has also worked at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research with accelerators.

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