Quantum Computing Exposed: The Fundamentals

Sep 19, 2017

The buzz about quantum computing has been rapidly increasing lately, and a growing number of developers have been looking into the subject.  Concepts developers typically find challenging after a cursory investigation of quantum computing include superpositions of quantum bits (qubits), quantum gates, quantum entanglement (Einstein's "spooky actions at a distance"), and the relevance of Schrödinger's famous cat. 

In this session, James Weaver will give a gentle introduction to quantum computing, including  A brief history of quantum computers, visualizing superpositions, composing quantum algorithms with quantum gates, understanding Shor's potentially RSA encryption busting algorithm, and current status of quantum computers.