On January 13, 2021, Women in Big Data hosted a session on “Quantum Computing: The next new technology in computing” with Mark Jackson.
Dr. Mark Jackson is the Scientific Lead at Cambridge Quantum Computing, one of the oldest Quantum computing companies in the world. Mark received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Duke University and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He then spent 10 years researching superstring theory and cosmology, co-authoring almost 40 technical articles. To promote the public understanding of science, he founded the science crowdfunding platform Fiat Physica and non-profit Science Partnership Fund. He is Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University and a Director of Astronomers Without Borders.
The talk covered some of the highlights on what Quantum computing is, where it’s at and where it’s going. Quantum Computing didn’t exist commercially 7 years ago, but will impact everyone in the next few years.
Quantum computers can help:
Quantum Computing Hardware Technologies:
Each of them has their advantages and disadvantages. Check out the video where Mark discusses them in detail.
Applications of Quantum Computing:
Fun fact: Steven Hawking was directly responsible for the creation of Cambridge Quantum Computing. And they are hiring!
I would highly encourage you to watch Mark’s talk for a deeper dive on the topic.
Thank you, Mark! Grateful for your time.