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Q-FARM present "Demonstrating different advantages in quantum processing"

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Geoff Pryde (Griffith University)

Quantum computing famously promises an exponential speedup in runtime for universal computation applications such as code breaking and simulation. However, it is possible to identify a number of processing tasks—perhaps of a different nature—for which other quantum advantages exist. I’ll give an overview of three such tasks: a memory advantage in stochastic simulation; a communication advantage in distributed processing; and a resource advantage in transforming probability distributions. I’ll describe the photonic experimental realisation of one or two of these. 


Geoff Pryde the head of the Quantum Optics and Information Lab ( at Griffith University, and deputy director of Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics. He is an executive member of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology ( His research interests encompass photonic quantum information, quantum optics, and measurement.