On Wednesday February 17th 2016, the De Leidsche Flesch Symposium on quantum computing will take place. It is open for everyone to attend. There will be eight lectures given throughout the day by different experts in different areas of quantum computers. The aim of the symposium is to give today’s students an introduction to this important technology and area of research. We’ve tried to spread the speakers equally between physics, mathematics and computers science. Everyone should thus find something they are interested in, but it can also be very good to listen to a lecture on something just outside of your studies. 

All talks will be in English. We will start at 10h with an introduction lecture by Martin van ExterWe’ve included this lecture especially for the students who have not yet had any course in quantum mechanics. It serves to introduce the basic concepts so that the other lectures will be easier to follow. 

During the rest of the day, there will be lectures by Bart Jacobs, Michiel de Dood, Benjamin MetcalfLieven VandersypenAndrea FioreRonald de Wolf and David Elkouss. There will be free coffee and tea.

There will also be a free lunch. We conclude the day with drinks and dinner in the FooBar in the Snellius. For the dinner, we ask 3 euros.

For the lunch and the dinner, we ask you to sign up online. You can do this here

(Or here if you are not a member of De Leidsche Flesch)