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PhoenixD-Mitglied Michèle Heurs diskutiert die Leistungsfähigkeit von Quantencomputern

PhoenixD member Michèle Heurs discusses the performance of quantum computers

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On 18 January 2022, the Volkswagen Foundation has invited to the panel discussion "Quantum computers from Lower Saxony: What can supercomputers really do?" at 7 pm in the Xplanatorium Herrenhausen and online. PhoenixD member Michèle Heurs was among the panellists.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in business, science and society has increased steadily in recent years. The more relevant AI becomes, the more the demands on data-processing systems increase. Quantum computers could be one solution. They can calculate special tasks in minutes for which today's supercomputers would need years.

In the future, quantum computers could be used to optimise logistics and production processes, for example, and accelerate the development of new medicines. However, there are still many technical challenges to be overcome before this can happen. Leading research institutions, companies and the state of Lower Saxony have joined forces to form the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS) alliance.

Their goal: to put Germany's first quantum computer into operation in 2025. Can this succeed? Is the hope associated with quantum computers that they will substantially contribute to optimising everyday processes justified?

Herrenhausen Forum: "A QUANTum of Hope - What Can Supercomputers Really Achieve?" will take place on 18 January 2022 at 7 pm in the Xplanatorium Herrenhausen Palace and online.

The recording of the talk is available here

The event takes place in cooperation with the QVLS - Quantum Valley Lower-Saxony.

Panel discussion (in German) with

  • Prof. Dr. Michèle Heurs, Institute for Gravitational Physics, Leibniz University Hannover
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Ospelkaus, Institute for Quantum Optics, Leibniz University Hanover
  • Prof. Johannes Buchmann, Department of Computer Science, Darmstadt University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Decker, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Moderation: Peter Welchering, Medienbüro Welchering, Cologne