March 10, 2018

Quantum computers: the long road from vision to reality

Rathaus knowledge forum

March 10, 2018 1:00 PM  

Lecture by Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart, 3rd Physical Institute

No other technical development has had such a profound impact on our daily lives as the computer. In the past, we have become used to such devices becoming smaller and yet more efficient, but this is no longer the case. We have reached the point where only the development of entirely new technologies will significantly increase computer performance. Quantum computers belong to this new class of machine. They make use of quantum physics to process information in entirely new ways and it looks promising that they will be able to complete certain tasks much more efficiently than any classic computer. The technical challenges are, however, enormous and so far only very limited prototypes have been built. But when can we expect the first quantum computer to be available?

All lectures are free of charge. Registration is not required.


Rathaus Stuttgart
3rd floor
large conference room
Marktplatz 1
70173  Stuttgart