RAL Lecture: Feynman and Computation

30th May 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Come along to R22 Pickavance Lecture Theatre or join online to hear from Professor Tony Hey of STFC RAL on the subject of Feynman and Computation.

This lecture will begin by giving an overview of Feynman’s long-time interest in computing starting with his time at Los Alamos through to his suggestion of simulating physics on a quantum computer at a ‘Physics of Computation’ conference at MIT in 1981, and his acting as a consultant for Thinking Machines.

The lecture will conclude with a summary of the progress towards actually building a quantum computer in the 40 years since Feynman’s suggestion.

If you are interested in attending either online or in person, please get in touch below to express your interest.