The dawn of quantum technology | University of Oxford

The dawn of quantum technology

Speaker
Professor Simon Benjamin
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Thirty years ago, an untapped potential in nature was revealed by an Oxford-based theoretical physicist called David Deutsch. He showed that if a computer could be built to harness the deepest features of quantum physics, then that machine could solve problems in ways no conventional supercomputer could match. Three decades later, the challenge of realising this possibility has become a worldwide field spanning multiple disciplines and involving both academia and industry. Last year the UK government committed over £200m to accelerate progress toward practical quantum technologies. Are we therefore on the verge of a new technology revolution? Professor Simon Benjamin, Principal Investigator on the Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies, looks at how far have we come and what remains to be achieved?