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Southeast Quantum Computing Workshop to be held at UGA May 18

UGA will host a regional workshop on quantum computing and quantum information science on May 18 in the Center for Simulational Physics in the physics building. The second Southeast Quantum Computing Workshop is free, but registration is required.

Quantum computers, which use quantum states of subatomic particles to store information, was initiated as a field in 1980, and though its development remains in the early stages, some online capabilities are now available. Large-scale quantum computers would be able to solve certain problems faster than ­classical computers and also to solve problems that are not practically feasible on classical computers.

Invited speakers for the workshop include Eugene Dumitrescu, research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Jeffrey Cohn, ­doctoral candidate at Georgetown University; and Muyuan Li, doctoral student in ­computational science and engineering at Duke ­University.

The growing impact and capacity of ­quantum computing is the focus of the regional workshop, which will offer researchers an ­opportunity to share short presentations on their work with interested colleagues.

To learn more and to register for the conference, visit