One of the strangest features of quantum mechanics is also potentially its most useful: entanglement. By harnessing the ability for two particles to be intimately intertwined across great distances, researchers are working to create technologies that even Einstein could not imagine, from quantum computers that can run millions of calculations in parallel, to new forms of cryptography that may be impossible to crack. Join us as we explore the coming age of quantum technology, which promises to bring with it a far deeper understanding of fundamental physics.

PARTICIPANTS: Jerry Chow, Julia Kempe, Seth Lloyd, Kathy-Anne Soderberg

MODERATOR: George Musser
Original program date: JUNE 3, 2017


This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Introduction of Participants 00:25

Program Begins: Quantum mechanics, weird or unfamiliar? 01:38

How much power is 20 Qubit’s? 10:28

What are the pros and cons of Superconducting quantum computing? 25:55

The factorization problem 40:01

Is there a relationship between quantum computing and machine learning? 48:31

Q & A 54:17

This program was filmed live at the 2017 World Science Festival and edited for YouTube.