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Computational revolution empowered by the quantum world

The event takes place on one level with the side of the Taproom opened for step-free access. Toilets are not accessible.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors open 7pm
Event 7:30 - 9:30pm
Left Handed Giant Taproom, Unit 3 Wadehurst Industrial Park,
Bristol BS2 0JE
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Join this exciting evening to discover more about the quantum world and its counterintuitive properties like quantum superpositions and entanglement. Also, learn how quantum technologies can revolutionise computational capabilities and simulation of complex systems.

The quantum leap beyond computing

Dr Giulia Rubino (Proleptic Lecturer in Quantum Technologies)
Quantum technologies, driven by the vast potential of quantum computing, are advancing through the efforts of tech giants like Google and IBM, alongside significant government-backed research. My talk will explore how these innovations are moving beyond computing and expanding our ability to probe the laws of nature. I will highlight how integrated photonics technologies, key players in the quantum race, are opening new windows into the quantum world and laying the groundwork for discoveries that will redefine our understanding of the universe and potentially lead to ground-breaking scientific discoveries.

Speaker bio: Giulia Rubino is a Lecturer in Quantum Technologies and Quantum Foundations at the University of Bristol, and a Royal Commission 1851 Research Fellow.

Don’t be in the dark about quantum photonics!

Imogen Forbes (PhD student in Quantum Engineering Technology Laboratories)
Photons, or wave packets of light, display the ‘weird’ properties of quantum mechanics, such as entanglement and superposition. By harnessing these properties, we can use photons as qubits in a range of quantum technologies. In this talk, Imogen will be discussing how we develop and test the devices that will allow us to use photons in our future quantum computers and simulators. Come along to see some very pretty pictures of experiments and integrated photonic chips, and hopefully learn a thing or two about quantum mechanics along the way.

Speaker bio:
I'm a physics PhD student at the University of Bristol, in the Quantum Engineering Technology Laboratories. My research looks at taking a bench full of optical components and reducing this down onto a chip about the size of your thumbnail. With these chips, we look at photons, or wave packets of light, and the quantum states we can generate with them. I'm particularly interested in how we can use this technology in quantum computation and in simulating processes in high-energy physics.
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