报告题目：How Realistic is “Google's Plan for Quantum Computer Supremacy''?
主讲： Cristian S. Calude University of Auckland, New Zealand
日期：2017 年6 月28日 (周三)
时间：上午10:30am - 12:00am
In this talk we present a brief introduction to quantum computing and an idiosyncratic picture of the race for building quantum computers, race in which the biggest and more powerful IT companies, Google/IBM/Microsoft, are engaged. Google’s plan is the most ambitious: but how realistic is it?
Cristian S. Calude, a member of Academia Europaea, is Chair Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a research consultant for the Quantum Computing Research Initiatives at Lockheed Martin, USA. He received his higher education at the Bucharest University, where he was a student of Gr. C. Moisil and S. Marcus. He is currently working in algorithmic information theory and quantum physics. He published 40 books and more than 250 articles in discrete mathematics, computational complexity, algorithmic information theory, quantum theory, history and philosophy of mathematics and computer science. He had more than 25 visiting appointments including visiting professorships at Cambridge University, Ecole Normale Superieure and Ecole Politechnique in Paris, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Microsoft Research, Sandia National Laboratories, IBM Research and Google, Mountainview. Prof. Calude gave more than 50 invited talks to international conferences and 160 seminar presentations to universities in Europe, Americas, Australasia and Africa. He is the founder of the international conference series "Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation". His works have been cited by more than 5500 papers and 120 books by 550 authors. Prof. Calude was awarded many prizes and distinctions: his joint paper on a quasipolynomial algorithm deciding the parity game was presented a Best Paper Award at ACM STOC2017, Montreal.
In his ever-vanishing spare time he plays tennis and keyboard.