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2019 Gibbons Lecture Series

2019 Gibbons Lecture Series

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  • Wed 8 May, 6:30pm
  • Wed 15 May, 6:30pm
  • Wed 22 May, 6:30pm
  • Wed 29 May, 6:30pm


University of Auckland, Owen G Glen Building, 12 Grafton Rd, Grafton


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Quantum Computing.

What is quantum computing, what is the promise and what are the challenges?

Quantum computers are extremely complex machines that challenge almost everything we know about computing. Given their complexity, they are difficult to understand which, in turn, makes it difficult for us to understand their limits.

It is said they can crack all modern security algorithms and do immediate pattern recognition. If this is the case, what are the implications for not only computing but also wider society?

Quantum computing provides us with the opportunity to build new algorithms, and to rethink a lot of what has gone before.

Come along and hear the experts delve into this fascinating topic.

Join us for refreshments before each lecture from 6pm at 260.088, Level 0 Foyer, Owen G Glenn Building.

Lectures start at 6.30pm in Room 092, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, City Campus.

8 May - Quantum computing: What it is, and how we do it
Dr Michael Dinneen, School of Computer Science, University of Auckland
Chair - Deputy Dean Professor Douglas Elliffe
This lecture will be streamed live.

15 May - Cryptography after quantum computers
Professor Steven Galbraith, Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland
Chair - Dr Rizwan Asghar
This lecture will be streamed live.

22 May - Searching for the quantum frontier
Professor Michael Bremner, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney and Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.

Chair - Associate Professor Giovanni Russello
This lecture will be streamed live.

29 May - Panel discussion: The future of quantum computing
Professor Howard Carmichael, Department of Physics, University of Auckland
AND Professor Cristian Calude, School of Computer Science, University of Auckland
Moderator - Professor Gill Dobbie

This discussion will be streamed live.

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