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Webinar: Why We Want Quantum Computers

Quantum science emerged from studies of the smallest objects in nature. Today, it promises to deepen our understanding of the universe and deliver groundbreaking technology, from quantum computers to ultra-precise measuring devices to next-generation materials, with many of these advances happening at Caltech. In Conversations on the Quantum World, you will hear directly from Caltech experts about the next quantum revolution and have the opportunity to ask your own questions.

Why We Want Quantum Computers
March 16, 2022, 11 a.m. PDT

The first 1,000 attendees can join the Zoom webinar. Others will be provided with a YouTube link.

John Preskill, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics; Allen V. C. and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter
in conversation with
Whitney Clavin, Senior Content and Media Strategist, Office of Strategic Communications

In the first conversation in this series, theoretical physicist John Preskill, in conversation with science writer Whitney Clavin, will discuss the intense interest surrounding quantum computers and accelerated efforts to build them. Preskill, director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech, will explore the limits of current classical computers, the unpredictability of future quantum computing applications, and the history of quantum computing that leads back to Richard Feynman at Caltech.

This series is presented by the Caltech Science Exchange, which brings expert insight to the scientific questions that define our time. The Science Exchange offers trustworthy answers, clear explanations, and fact-driven conversation on critical topics in science and technology.