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Tue, Nov 13

S&S Lunch Dialogues: From Vacuum Tubes to Superposition, How Quantum Computing Could Change the World

Rubenstein Library, Holsti-Andersen Assembly Room 153     12:00 PM

Quantum Computing

For 80 years computers have worked basically the same way: Electric circuits flip bits on or off (1’s and 0’s) to perform calculations. With only two states, traditional circuits are limited and have a hard time calculating very complex operations.

Enter quantum computing.
You might have heard the buzz over this mysterious tech. It has been touted as the biggest breakthrough in computer technology since the invention of the microprocessor…

  • But what exactly is it and how does it differ from traditional computing?
  • What benefits might quantum computing have for advancing AI and machine learning or modeling the natural world?
  • What threats does it pose to existing cryptography, data security, and networking?
  • How will an exponential jump in computer power affect your life?

Join us, Tuesday, November 13 at noon for lunch and a discussion on the state of quantum computing tech and how it’s poised to transform society over the coming decades.

With guest experts:
Charlie Giattino (Host)
PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Graduate Fellow for the Duke Center on Law & Technology

Dr. Kenneth R. Brown
Associate Professor in Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Professor of Physics

Professor Kevin Lee
Associate Professor of Law at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law


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