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Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch

  • Baylands Cafe 1875 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA, 94303 United States (map)


  • $22 for talk and lunch. Without registration, you will not be served lunch.

  • $5 for talk only.

Registration deadline: 12 PM on the Tuesday preceding the talk. If you miss the deadline, please pay $5 at the door and you may choose to order food from Baylands Café.

"The Present and Future of Quantum Computing" by Stefan Leichenauer

Over the next 20 years, quantum computing will transition from science fiction to science fact. Unfortunately, there are common misconceptions about what a quantum computer is and what it can do. I'll try to demystify the concept of quantum computing and give you an idea of what to expect from this exciting field.

Stefan got his PhD in theoretical physics from UC Berkeley before spending three years as a postdoc at Caltech in high energy and string theory physics. After leaving academia, he entered the quantum computing industry. Currently, he is a Research Scientist leading the quantum computing team at X, the moonshot factory. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of the Alphabet family of companies, which includes Google, Verily, Waymo, and others.

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