Quantum: a new era for Computing?

BCS (Bedford)

DateMonday 14 Sep 2020

18:30 for 18:45-20:00


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SpeakerDr Rupesh Srivastava, Quantum Computing & Simulation Hub, Oxford University

First proposed by Nobel Laureate, Richard Feynman in 1982 in a lecture entitled “Simulating Physics with Computers”, quantum computers have taken almost 4 decades to be realised in reality.

Harnessing the laws of quantum physics to perform computations beyond the reach of the current generation of supercomputers, the technology has the potential to impact every area of our lives, and create a future we cannot imagine, just as our parents and grandparents could not imagine the digital revolution nor its impact.

In this presentation, we look at the current state of play of quantum computing and how the UK is supporting the development of this new era in computing.


Dr Rupesh Srivastava works in the QCS Hub User Engagement team, where his role is to help create and shape a quantum computing industry for the UK, engaging with key stakeholders such as industry and government – on regional, national and global levels. Rupesh has more than 20 years’ experience in hi-tech software start-ups and technical consultancy, and holds a PhD in Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London.

18:30 Sign in – Welcome - Networking
18:45 Presentation – Quantum Computing
19.45 Q&A
20:00 AGM
20.15 Networking
20:30 Main session close.
System open for networking until everyone is gone
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