Physics of Computation Conference 40th Anniversary coming May 6th

Perhaps one of the lingest running conferences that plays host to some of the most famous names in the quantum world will take play in 2021 on May 6th to hear from the likes of Peter Shor and Charles Bennett. Since 1981 the conference has taken place and this year marks the 40th anniversary – when in 1981 quantum technology has little practical application. That has all changed with cloud based quantum computers available to developers around the planet. Come and listen to the likes of Peter Shor, Peter Girvin, and Charles Bennett about the latest physics developments.

Forty years ago, a ragtag group of 50 thinkers arranged themselves for a photo on the lawn of MIT’s Endicott House. Few at the Physics of Computation Conference, jointly organized by MIT and IBM, thought they were making history in 1981

Here is a summary of the events taking place on that day:

QC40 Event schedule

Time (EDT)Event
08:30 AMAn introduction from Olivia Lanes PhD, experimental researcher and education developer at IBM and Charlie Bennett, physicist, information theorist and IBM Fellow at IBM Research.
09:00 AMA series of keynote addresses about quantum information science in the 1980s
10:30 AMA live panel that will bridge Then and Now
11:30 AMThe future of quantum hardware
01:00 PMConference Track 1: Series of contributed talks focusing on Hardware and Experiment
01:00 PMConference Track 2: Series of contributed talks focusing on Theory and Applications

Learn more about QC40.

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