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Quantum Error Correction


Speaker: Daniel Gottesman, Microsoft Research Corp.
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Tue, Jan 25 2000, 4:10PM

Quantum computers offer the possibility of some dramatic computational speedups, the most famous being Shor's factoring algorithm. However, quantum states are very delicate, and we won't be able to realize the benefits of quantum computation without a way to correct errors. I will show how group theory steps in to provide an easy way to understand and create quantum error-correcting codes.