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Pioneers of Quantum Computing

David DiVincenzo
Manager, Quantum Information Group
IBM Watson Research Center

Friday, October 3, 2008
10:30 a.m., Green Auditorium
VTC to Boulder will be Room 1107


quantum theory imagesThis talk profiles the persons whose insights and visions created the subject of quantum information science. Some famous, some not, they all thought deeply about the puzzles and contradictions that were apparent to the founders of quantum theory. After many years of germination, the confluence of their understandings brought the possibilities of quantum computing and quantum communications dramatically onto the scientific scene in the 1990s.

Dr. DiVincenzo is an internationally recognized authority on quantum information theory. In particular, he is known for proposing a set of five criteria (commonly called the DiVincenzo criteria) for the physical implementation of quantum computers.

Anyone outside NIST wishing to attend must be sponsored by a NIST employee and receive a visitor badge. For more information, call Kum J. Ham at 301-975-4203.

Colloquia are videotaped and available in the NIST Research Library.