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UGA to host first Southeast Quantum Computing Workshop

UGA will host a regional workshop on quantum computing and quantum information science May 18-19 in the Center for Simulational Physics in the physics building on the UGA campus. The first 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.

These applications include special algorithms designed for quantum computing, particularly those focused on machine learning.

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