Location: Faculty Hall
Title : The Physics of Computation: Directions from the Quantum World
Speaker : Professor Apoorva D. Patel
Venue : Faculty Hall
Date/Time : 20th September 2018 at 4 PM
Computation is physical processing of information. In particular, physical laws limit the mathematical operations that can be implemented as well as the efficiency of implementation. Quantum computation has rapidly grown as an exciting subject in recent years, with tremendous technological potential. What are the concepts needed to design a quantum computer? What type of algorithms will it run? Where will that be useful? I will attempt to answer these questions, based on my explorations of the subject, covering physics, computer science and biology.
Apoorva D. Patel is a Professor at the Centre for High Energy Physics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He obtained his MSc in Physics (1980) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and his PhD in Physics (1984) from the California Institute of Technology, USA. He has extensively worked on lattice gauge theory investigations of Quantum Chromodynamics. He is also notable for his work on quantum algorithms, and the application of information theory concepts to understand the structure of genetic languages.
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