Lecture (Power point presentation)
The Annual Boole Lecture Series in Informatics was established and is
sponsored by the Boole Centre for Research in
Constraint Computation Centre, the Department of Computer Science, and
are published in the Computer Journal.
TITLE: "QUANTUM INFORMATION: A GLIMPSE AT THE STRANGE
AND INTRIGUING FUTURE OF INFORMATION"
SPEAKER: PROF. DAN C. MARINESCU,
TIME & DATE: 8PM ON THURSDAY, 15TH FEBRUARY 2007
LOCATION: BOOLE LECTURE THEATRE 3, UCC
During the last few decades of the twentieth century the world has
witnessed the development of the microprocessor, high-speed optical
communications, high density storage technologies and the widespread use
of sensors. Today, we are able to collect enormous volumes of
information, process and transmit it at high speed, store it on digital
media and share it using the World Wide Web. This information revolution
profoundly affects our daily life. Surely George Boole would be very
surprised to see how the seeds he planted in his 1847 pamphlet
"Mathematical Analysis of Logic" have flourished.
Today, we are approaching the limits of our current technology and
information processing is facing new challenges that limit our ability
to build faster and smaller computing machines; we have a hard time
ensuring security of communications; we are overwhelmed by the volume of
information flowing to our desktop, and it is increasingly difficult to
tell the important information from the irrelevant.
One promising way of tacking these problems is Quantum Computing.
Quantum information has special and wondrous properties and the payoff
of mastering quantum information could be equally astounding since, in
principle, quantum computers will be able to solve problems that cannot
be solved with today's computers.
In this talk Prof Marinescu will be exploring the strange world of
Quantum Computing and will be asking if Quantum Computing will be the
way forward in
the 21st Century.