Royal Institution Public Talk - Black holes and quantum computers

Royal Institution Public Talk - Black holes and quantum computers

Friday 8th September 2023 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

The Royal Institution
21 Albermarle Street, London, London, W1S 4BS

Black holes are believed to be the most efficient quantum computers naturally existing in our universe. Standard computers do not have the capabilities to quickly solve some of the problems and unanswered questions facing researchers, but black holes may be able to provide insight into how quantum computers work and facilitate their development.

Join Marika Taylor as she explores what black holes might teach us about quantum computing and conversely what quantum theory implies about the fundamental properties of black holes.

In this talk, discover how a quantum computer makes use of the quantum states of subatomic particles to both store and process information and explore the long-standing question of what happens if you fall into a black hole from a new quantum perspective.

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Please note that this has already taken place on 08/09/2023

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