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Cancelled: Quantum computing explained

Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

Tuesday 24 March 2020 from 6pm to 7pm

* Cancelled: The safety of our communities, customers and staff is our top priority. City of Sydney staff are monitoring developments relating to Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) daily and assessing any potential impact on city services and events. We have also introduced a number of precautionary measures to protect members of the community, our volunteers and our staff.

We have cancelled or postponed all non-essential City of Sydney events until further notice including this event.

Thank you for your support of our City of Sydney Library events and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Does the universe really act one way when we’re looking, and another when we aren’t?

Find out in this free 1-hour chat with quantum computing expert Chris Ferrie.

Quantum computing is set to deliver one of the biggest performance boosts in the history of technology. It could revolutionise artificial intelligence, help us create more energy-efficient materials and effective drugs, and improve weather forecasting and financial modelling.

With the buzz around quantum computing building fast, now is the time to learn more about it. In just 1 hour you’ll get a basic understanding of the possibilities and risks of quantum computing, including:

  • What quantum computing is exactly, and how it differs from classical or binary computing.

  • The behaviours of subatomic particles that make quantum computing possible.

  • The kind of advances quantum computing might make possible.

  • The possible risks to cybersecurity, online banking and anything else affected by a massive increase in processing power.

  • Why, 3 decades after they were first proposed, quantum computers are still largely theoretical.

This free event is for curious people from all backgrounds and you won’t need any technical knowledge to enjoy it. There will be opportunities for discussion and questions.

Chris Ferrie

Chris is a senior mathematics lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney and the Centre for Quantum Software and Information. His research interests include quantum estimation and control, and the use of machine learning to solve statistical problems in quantum information science. He is passionate about communicating science, and is the author of several books that make science accessible even for the youngest children. Speaker provided by Spark Festival.

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