Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier

7 October 2019
from 19:00

Public talk by Prof. John Preskill.

Public Events Distinguished Lecturer

Address / Location

Deutsches Museum | Ehrensaal

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We are excited for the opportunity of engaging the public on qunatum science and technology topics, such as quantum computing. On 7 October, Prof. John Preskill will offer a talk entitled "Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier".

The public will be hosted by Deutsches Museum, our outreach partner institution, in the elegant Ehrensaal. On this occasion, John Preskill will be awarded as Distinguished Lecturer by MCQST.


The quantum laws governing atoms and other tiny objects seem to defy common sense, and information encoded in quantum systems has weird properties that baffle our feeble human minds. John Preskill will explain why he loves quantum entanglement, the elusive feature making quantum information fundamentally different from information in the macroscopic world. By exploiting quantum entanglement, quantum computers should be able to solve otherwise intractable problems, with far-reaching applications to cryptology, materials, and fundamental physical science. Preskill is less weird than a quantum computer, and easier to understand.

About John Preskill

John Preskill is the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech. Preskill received his Ph.D. in physics in 1980 from Harvard, and joined the Caltech faculty in 1983. Preskill began his career in particle physics and cosmology, but in the 1990s he got excited about the possibility of solving otherwise intractable computational problems by exploiting quantum physics; he is especially intrigued by the ways our deepening understanding of quantum information and quantum computing can be applied to other fundamental issues in physics, such as the quantum structure of space and time.

You can follow him on Twitter @preskill.

Info & Registration

The talk, which will be held in English, starts at 7:00 p.m. and there will be a Q&A session afterwards, followed by a short award ceremony.

Please note that admission starts at 6:30 p.m..

Thank you for the high interest for this event. The registration is now closed.

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