Horizons in Quantum Computing: A conversation with industry and academia experts

Panel Discussion | October 17 | 6-10 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Pete Shadbolt, CSO, PsiQ; Barbara Jones, Head of Theoretical Physics Research Group, IBM; Birgitta Whaley, Professor, UC Berkeley Chemistry Dept.; Joshua Combes, Postdoctoral fellow, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

 Department of Physics

Quantum computing has seen enormous advancements in recent years, and lots of talent has been flowing into the field. With large companies like @IBM and secretive startups such as PsiQuantum disrupting the field, it is only a matter of time until we reach quantum supremacy.

But what will happen when quantum computers are powerful enough to break encryption or help reduce greenhouse gas emissions? What will be the benefits and downsides?

To answer such questions, we have invited four experts from the field to Berkeley. They will be debating when we will have powerful quantum computers and what we can expect from them.

Join us for our first annual quantum computing panel at Berkeley and connect with professionals from the field over food and refreshments.

 Alumni, Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

 All Audiences

 No children under 18

 full dinner: roasted chicken, tofu skewers, salad, dessert