Time+Place: Tuesday 16/06/2015 14:30 Room 337-8, Taub Bld.
Title: Quantum computers - is the future here?
Speaker: Tal Mor - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/people/talmo/
Affiliation: Computer Science, Technion
Host: Eli Biham

Abstract:


About thirty years ago Feynman and Deutsch came up with the quantum
computer. A decade later Peter Shor had shown the incredible power of
quantum computers - for example, their ability to factorize large numbers,
an ability whose technological consequences for the world of internet
encryption and banking can be devastating.

In the last three years the Wolf Prize and the Nobel Prize were given to
researchers promoting quantum computing technologies, and the (only
existing) startup has sold "quantum simulators" to Lockheed Martin, as well
as to Google and NASA. Is the future here? Or will we have to wait for it
for a few more decades? The answer depends upon whom you ask. In this
presentation I will try to clearly present the current situation of this
field.

Short Bio:

Tal Mor is a Professor at CS-Technion. He did his MSc in Yakir Aharonov's
group in Tel Aviv, and a PhD at the Technion supervised by Asher Peres and
Eli Biham, and had postdoc positions in Montreal and UCLA.

Tal invented several protocols and several attacks on quantum key
distribution inculding the photon number splitting attack. He also invented
"algorithmic cooling" of spins, as a method for potentially obtaining
scalable quantum computers and for improving signal to noise ratios in MRI.
Tal was also involved in suggesting quantum nonlocality and quantum
computing and quantum teleportation, WITHOUT entanglement.


Desserts will be served from 14:15
Lecture starts at 14:30