University Seminar: Logic Across Disciplines-Quantum Ideas Applied to Computing

Time: Monday, March 29, 3:45-5:00PM

Place: zoom

Speaker:  Ali Eskandarian, Stevenson University


Title: Quantum Ideas Applied to Computing

Abstract: The continuing interest in and explosive development of quantum computing and quantum information in recent years promises to enhance significantly our technological capabilities in the near future. Understanding the power of quantum computing requires an appreciation of the fundamental differences between quantum theory and classical theories of the laws of nature that underlie the power of classical computers. This presentation will address the essence of those differences, and through discussion of a simple example will demonstrate their applicability to the field of computing, while also listing the type of problems that quantum computers are likely to tackle successfully.


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Bio: Ali Eskandarian is a theoretical physicist with a keen interest in cross-disciplinary investigations in science and technology. He was a founder and co-director of the Center for Quantum Computing, Information, Logic, and Topology at the George Washington University, where he served as dean and professor. Over the course of his career in academia and industry, his interests and contributions have included nuclear physics, high-energy astrophysics, quantum computing and foundations of quantum theory, as well as science and technology policy. He is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS). Currently, he serves as dean and vice provost, and professor of Physics, at Stevenson University.