Australian Institute of Physics

South Australian Branch

Public Lecture

Public Lecture of the

Australian Institute of Physics - S.A. Branch

Tuesday, May 14th, 2002, at 7:30pm
Union Hall, University of Adelaide

Quantum Information Science

by Michael Nielsen

Principal Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Queensland
Program Manager (Quantum Information Theory), Centre for Quantum Computer Technology


What is information? Quantum information science begins with the insight that quantum mechanics may be harnessed to perform information processing tasks. Quantum processors are strikingly different from conventional devices. In this lecture I describe how this has led to deep new understandings both of information and quantum mechanics.

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