Public talk – "The Quantum Computing Revolution"


Dorit Aharonov (Hebrew University), Distinguished Lecturer of MCQST, will be holding a public talk on 16 October 2023 in Munich. This public lecture is intended for anyone who is curious about quantum science – even absolute beginners!

Due to the current situation in Israel, unfortunately the public talk has been postponed until further notice.

Quantum computation is in the news; there is a lot of excitement, a long time promise for a technological revolution, and quite a bit of hype. In this introductory talk I will try to give my take on some basic questions: What are quantum computers, and why do they attract so much attention from industry and academics alike? What are those promising "exponential quantum algorithmic advantages" and what could we do with large quantum computers?

Finally, what are the main challenges that the quantum industry is facing, and when will it manage to fulfil its promise? During the talk, I hope to give a taste not only of the state of the art of this exciting technology, but also of the truly deep scientific ideas that underlie this fascinating subject.

The talk will take place at 16 October, 19:00–20:30 at the Vereinshaus Scholastika | Großer Saal (Ledererstraße 5, 80331 München).


Admission is free, but we ask for a binding registration by 13 October 2023. After registration, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a QR code, which you need to show at the entrance.

The lecture, which will be held in English, starts at 19:00 and afterwards there will be an opportunity to ask the speaker questions. Please note that admission starts at 18:30.

The talk is organized by the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST). For further information and the registration link, please visit the MCQST website.