KITP Public Lecture Wednesday, November 5, 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Professor Michael Freedman presents “Topology, Physics, and Complexity: The Birthing of the Quantum Computer.”

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Computers have wrought huge changes in what we do and how we live. But the underlying logic of our computers is of the 19th century. Computers might, instead, be designed to “think” in a quantum mechanical way. The tidal wave that brought us quantum mechanics is set to wash over us again 100 years later.