Artifact Details

Title

Quantum Questions

Catalog Number

102738839

Type

Moving image

Date

2018-07-25

Participants

Brock, David C., Moderator
Gumann, Pat, Speaker
Martinis, John, Speaker
Troyer, Matthias, Speaker

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

Imagine an entirely new kind of computer based on the surprising physics of the quantum world. They leave digital computing behind in order to solve some incredibly complex calculations in a flash. Such a machine could leave our most powerful digital supercomputers behind for modeling everything from molecules to the climate, changing the way we understand our planet, develop medicines, crack codes, and analyze financial markets. This is the vision for quantum computing.

Academic research labs, startups, and tech giants are all making significant bets on making quantum computing a reality. But what exactly is quantum computing and what distinguishes it from the computers we use today? What are the different approaches to making a quantum computer? Have any been made? What impact could quantum computing have on our lives?

Center for Software History Director David C. Brock leads a conversation with researchers from Google, IBM, and Microsoft about the history, the science, and the future applications of quantum computing.

Category

Talk

Collection Title

CHM Live

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8719.2019