A Quantum Future of Computing


Event details

Date 12.12.2022
Hour 12:3013:30
Speaker Matthias Troyer, Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

While still in early development, quantum computers are already overturning our notions of computing by promising to solve certain problems that are intractable on any imaginable classical computer.  I will present simple guidelines identifying the promising quantum applications, which are in chemistry and materials science. First classically intractable academic simulations will need tens of thousands of qubits, but simulating molecules and materials with a classically unachievable precision will require  more than a million qubits. While developing a qubit architecture able to reach that scale we can make progress on these challenging problems with novel machine learning approaches.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Institute of Physics & Center for Quantum Science and Engineering


Distinguished lecture