Dr Scott Morrison will be presenting a special lecture for MSI's Alumni, friends and colleagues. The presentation will be followed by drinks, hors-d’oeuvres and a chance to meet and chat with the speaker and other members of the MSI.
Attendance at these special lectures is by invitation only, so if you would like to attend, please register as a friend of MSI to receive your invitation.
Building quantum computers is a fundamental challenge for this century. Quantum computers offer a new paradigm of computation, offering amazing speed-ups for certain classes of problems. So far there aren't many problems where quantum computers are known to do better than classical computers, but there's a very important one --- the simulation of other quantum systems, for example superconductors or photosynthesis!
About the speaker
Scott Morrison is a mathematician working on category theory and quantum topology. He's an ARC Research Fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Institute, and has previously worked in Microsoft's quantum computing group at Station Q, and held a Miller Fellowship at UC Berkeley.