The Quantum Computing Revolution

29 January 2024
from 19:30 to 21:00

Public Talk - "The Quantum Computing Revolution" by Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Dorit Aharonov.

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As MCQST Distinguished Lecturer, Prof. Dorit Aharonov is giving a series of talks targeted to varied audiences. This public talk is designed for anybody curious about quantum science -- even complete beginners!

The Quantum Computing Revolution

Dorit Aharonov - Hebrew University

Quantum computation is in the news; there is a lot of excitement, a long time promise for a technological revolution, and quite a bit of hype. In this introductory talk I will try to give my take on some basic questions: What are quantum computers, and why do they attract so much attention from industry and academics alike? What are those promising "exponential quantum algorithmic advantages" and what could we do with large quantum computers?

Finally, what are the main challenges that the quantum industry is facing, and when will it manage to fulfil its promise? During the talk, I hope to give a taste not only of the state of the art of this exciting technology, but also of the truly deep scientific ideas that underlie this fascinating subject.

Profile photo of physicists Dorit Aharonov. © G .Weiserfirer
About Dorit Aharonov

Dorit Aharonov is a Professor at the school of computer science and engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the CSO of QEDMA quantum computing. In her PhD, Aharonov proved the quantum fault tolerance theorem together with her advisor Ben-Or; this theorem is one of the main pillars of quantum computation today. She later contributed several pioneering works in a variety of areas, including quantum algorithms, specifically quantum walks. quantum adiabatic computation and topologically related algorithms; as well as Hamiltonian complexity, quantum cryptography and quantum verification. Much of her research can be viewed as creating a bridge between physics and computer science, attempting to study fundamental physics questions using computational language. Aharonov was educated at the Hebrew university in Jerusalem (BSc in Mathematics and Physics, PhD in Computer Science and Physics) and then continued to a postdoc at IAS Princeton (Mathematics) and UC Berkeley (Computer Science). She had joined the faculty of the computer science department of the Hebrew university of Jerusalem in 2001. In 2005 Aharonov was featured by the journal Nature as one of four theoreticians making waves in their chosen field; In 2006 she won the Krill prize, and in 2014 she was awarded the Michael Bruno award. In 2020 she joined forces with Dr. Asif Sinay and Prof. Netanel Lindner to co-found QEDMA quantum computing; In parallel, she continues to lead her quantum computation research group at Hebrew university.


The event is fully booked. However, you can write to us at events[at] and we will reach out if there are any cancellations.

The lecture, which will be held in English, will begin at 19:30 and will be followed by an opportunity to ask the speaker questions. Please note that admission starts at 19:00 and have the QR code ready to present.

The public talk will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel.

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