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Pawsey Friday: Why Quantum?

29 May 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Is Quantum Computing for you?
  • What is needed to get there?
  • Why should you prepare?
  • What are the benefits of using Quantum Computing?

Join our panel of Quantum Computing experts, Lloyd Hollenberg and Jingbo Wang, for our first Online Pawsey Friday that answers these questions, and more.

Event details:

Friday 29 May 2020, from 2:00 pm AWST

You will receive the Zoom meeting details once you register via the form below.

More about Pawsey Friday: Why Quantum?

Explore the depths of Quantum Computing and the significant benefits it can offer to you and your project.

During this session, we will hear from Professor Jingbo Wang, an expert from UWA, who currently uses Pawsey HPC systems to simulate Quantum algorithms along with Professor Lloyd Hollenberg from Melbourne University, who simulated 60-qubit instances on Magnus, the largest quantum computing simulation achieved by 2018.

As a tradition our normal Pawsey Fridays were followed by a sundowner session, In these trying times, we would invite you to bring your drink and snacks while enjoying the presentation. A Q&A session will be held at the end of the discussion.

Register now:

Should you have any questions regarding the event, please contact pr@pawsey.org.au.

About the presenters:

Lloyd Hollenberg is the inaugural Thomas Baker Chair at the University of Melbourne, and Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. He completed his PhD in theoretical particle physics in 1989 and moved fields to quantum computing in 1999. He has published over 200 papers, and his contributions include the development of quantum computer architectures and device concepts based on donors spins in silicon, large-scale simulation of quantum circuits, and the implementation of quantum sensors based on defect centres in diamond. His work has been recognised by a number of awards, and he was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2018.

Jingbo Wang currently leads an active research group at the University of Western Australia working in the area of quantum simulation, quantum walks, and quantum algorithm development.  Her research team pioneered cutting edge research involving single and multiple particle quantum walks. They were the first to show the power of quantum walks in extracting local and global structural information of complex networks and in distinguishing a wide range of non-isomorphic graph classes.

Professor Wang and her team have recently obtained some of the most efficient quantum circuits to implement a wide variety of unitary and non-unitary operators for quantum information processing, which could underpin the ultimate quantum supremacy for solving problems of practical importance.  Prof Wang is also the Head of Physics Department, Chair of the “Quantum Information, Simulation and Algorithms” research cluster within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at UWA, and Chair of the Quantum Science and Technology topical group within the Australian Institute of Physics.