Quantum Computing: Qubits, Entanglement, Cryptography, Black Holes and Firewalls

Stephen Schnetzer (Physics and Astronomy)

This seminar will introduce students to the ideas behind the coming quantum computing revolution. We will discuss foundations of quantum information including qubits, entanglement and modern interpretations of quantum mechanics; applications of quantum computing in cryptography and other areas; the technologies being explored for realizing quantum computing; and the quantum information aspects of black holes and gravity. In the seminar, we will discuss technical subjects but at the level of a Scientific American article. Students need only have some understanding of physics and math at the high school level.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 83 index 09999