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"Quantum disruption" by José Ignacio Latorre (Mon, 16 Sept 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture

Quantum disruption

by José Ignacio LATORRE, Facultat de Física, Universitat de Barcelona

Monday, 16 September 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Jul 26, 2019


The field of quantum computation has experienced a number of brutal boosts in recent years and will become a key technology in the short future. Indeed, quantum computation brings the promise to outperform classical computers on some selected but extremely relevant tasks. I will review recent progress in this quantum race.


José Ignacio LATORRE is a full professor on Theoretical Physics at UB and long term visinting professor at the Center for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. He is the head of the Quantic research group at the Barcelona Supercomuting Center. He got his PhD in High Energy Physics at UB, was a MIT FulbrightFellow and postdoc at the Niels Bohr Institut. He founded the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, that he directs. He has produced two documentaries, one of them with the last voice of the Manhattan Project by Roy Glauber. He serves as advisor on quantum technologies for companies and governments. He produces wine for fun.

*José Ignacio Latorre is one of the curators of the Quantum Exhibition at CCCB (10 April - 24 September 2019)

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