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Saturday
Jan282012

Best Explanation Of Quantum Computing... EVER!

In conversation with Dr. Daniel Lidar about "one of the coldest, most magnetically shielded places on earth." Dr. Lidar is the Scientific and Technical Director at the USC Lockheed-Martin Quantum Computing Center at Information Sciences Institue in Marina Del Rey. The USC Lockheed-Martin Quantum Computing Center received the world’s first commercial, operational quantum computer from D-WAVE.

We discuss the difference between quantum computing and classical computing, how it works, and what it will mean for the world. Hey, maybe we should coin it "Quantum Beach"?

Quantum computing is never going to solve problems that are in principle unsolvable on classical computers … it's not that we can solve problems that we cannot solve classically, it's just that we can solve things faster and sometimes problems which are impractical to solve on classical computers become practical on quantum computers.

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With quantum computers we should be able to solve such problems [protein folding] in a matter of hours, instead of… the age of the universe.

Dr. Daniel Lidar
Saturday
Jan212012

Who Knew? Quantum Mechanics Will Enable Secure Cloud Computing 

The second of our three part series on the future of computing. We spoke with Stefanie Barz from the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology about her recent paper in Science, which demonstrated that quantum computers are perfectly secure in the cloud. 

Privacy is guaranteed by the laws of physics - so it's guaranteed by the fundamental laws and as long as these laws are valid our concept is absolutely secure.

Stefanie Barz

Saturday
Jan142012

The Human Computer To The Quantum Computer

We talk about the beginning of computers - humans doing trajectory calculations during World War II - to the future - utilizing the properties of the quantum world to take computing out of this universe.

Quantum computing... it's like computing across the multi-verse.

Brandon Barney