Podcast Rechenzeit - Episode 6
The quantum computer
While quantum mechanics fascinates laymen and learned physicists alike and is suitable for small talk and headaches of all kinds at parties (at least at certain parties) - how soft is the fur of Schrödinger's cat? -, the quantum computer has now arrived in the news and the attention of a technology-interested public.
In this episode we welcome Prof. Dr. Jörg Hettel as our guest, who began his academic career in physics and now holds a chair for internet-based transaction systems in Kaiserslautern. There he also gives a lecture on quantum computing.
Together with our guest, we carefully feel our way from the origins of quantum physics to the qubit to quantum gates and quantum algorithms. What do computer scientists need to know about this topic, and why? Listen in and find out!