- 09:30 - 10:00 Registration, poster sessions and networking with refreshments
- 10:00 - 10:10 Welcome
John Haine, Visiting Fellow, University of Bristol
Ian Wassell, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge
- 10:10 - 10:30 Quantum Computing - Scene Setting
Neil Stansfield, Head, Knowledge, Innovation, and Futures Enterprise
- 10:30 - 11:00 How to build a quantum computer, and why
Colin Williams, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, D-Wave
From a theoretical possibility only a decade ago, special-purpose quantum computing machines are already on the market, and new technologies are being applied to allow more advanced machines to be built using materials and processes familiar from the semiconductor industry. This keynote presentation from a leader in the field will describe the state of the art and prospects for commercial, general-purpose machines.
- 11:00 - 11:30 How to build a universal quantum computer
John Morton, Professor of Nanoelectronics & Nanophotonics, UCL
Quantum computers represent the most general form of information processor based on the laws of physics as we know them today. The past couple of decades have seen tremendous progress in the identification of candidate building blocks of quantum computers - so called “qubits”, and the development of fault-tolerant architectures for connecting such qubits. This presentation will review these leading qubit implementations, describe recent progress towards creating small-scale quantum circuits, and outline some of the challenges which must be addresses in scaling up to the point were they can address practical-scale problems.