The 11th Annual Paris C. Kanellakis Distinguished Lecture


"Quantum Computing: A Great Science in the Making"

Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 4:00 P.M.

Room 368 (CIT 3rd Floor)

In recent years, the scientific world has seen much excitement over the development of quantum computing, and the ever increasing possibility of building real quantum computers. What's the advantage of quantum computing? What are the secrets in the atoms that could potentially unleash such enormous power, to be used for computing and information processing? In this talk, we will take a look at quantum computing, and make the case that we are witnessing a great science in the making.

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This lecture series honors Paris Kanellakis, a distinguished computer scientist who was an esteemed and beloved member of the Brown Department of Computer Science. Paris joined the Department in 1981 and became a full professor in 1990. His research area was theoretical computer science, with emphasis on the principles of database systems, logic in computer science, the principles of distributed computing and combinatorial optimization. He died in an airplane crash on December 20, 1995, along with his wife, Maria Teresa Otoya, and their two young children, Alexandra and Stephanos Kanellakis.

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A reception will follow.

Host: Maurice Herlihy

This lecture is co-sponsored by the CCMB and is part of the University's Year of China.

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