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Title: Some Fundamental Issues and challenges in Quantum Computation

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Speaker: Dorit Aharonov, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Wed, Feb 18 2004, 4:10PM

Quantum computation is a fascinating area at the intersection of Mathematics, Computer science and Physics, with a dash of Philosophy. In this introductory talk I will focus on what I view as the two main challenges in the field today: Protecting quantum computation from noise, and breaking past our current barrier in the design of quantum algorithms. I will talk about our achievements in these directions, the implications to foundational questions in computer science and physics, and the challenges that lie ahead.