Introduction to Quantum Computing for Everyone

You might have heard the buzzword quantum computing. But what is a quantum computer? How far is quantum computing from being a reality? What kind of future do quantum computers prospect? Find out in this public lecture by renowned Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik.

Computers have changed the world around us and ushered in an information society. But the world of bits stands to be revolutionized by the world of qubits. Unlike binary bits, qubits can occuppy two states at the same time by making use of quantum scale phenomena. In this lecture, Dr. Alán Aspuru-Guzik will walk you through the science behind quantum computers and the possible social implications of quantum computing for society.

Alán Aspuru-Guzik is a professor of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto and is also the Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry and a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute. Alán began his independent career at Harvard University in 2006 and was a Full Professor at Harvard University from 2013-2018.

The lecture will take place at the North York Central library auditorium. Registration is required as space is limited. Talk will be followed by Q&A.