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Professional Development

Fall 2019 Research Computing Colloquies: Britton Plourde

November 19, 2019 at 12:00pm1:30pm EST

Hinds Hall, Katzer Collaboratory (Room 347)

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Do you need more computing power to move your research and creativity forward? At the Fall 2019 Computing Colloquies, Professor of Physics Britton Plourde will discuss how he leverages Syracuse University’s advanced computing resources to strengthen his work.

Plourde and his research group are working on the development of microfabricated superconducting circuits for quantum information processing. Much of the group’s work involves qubits, which are systems that follow the laws of quantum mechanics. These laws enable qubits to exist in superpositions of their two states (zero and one), in contrast to digital bits in conventional computers that exist in a single state. Plourde says that superposition leads to the possibility of quantum algorithms with myriad applications.

“These algorithms can tackle certain problems that are impossible to solve on today’s most powerful supercomputers,” he explains. “Potential areas impacted by quantum information processing include pharmaceutical development, materials science and cryptography.”

Lunch will be included. Please register by Tuesday, November 12.

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This event was published on October 9, 2019.

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