From Black Holes to Quantum Computers

From Black Holes to Quantum Computers

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 26th Nov 2018

In the last century, black holes have moved from being a disputed idea at the edge of physics to playing a central role in our understanding of the cosmos. They are also thought laboratories that illuminate theories of the fundamental laws of physics, and researchers are busier than ever trying to make sense of what they mean.

Marika will present the story of black holes: what evidence we have for their existence, how they form, and what they may mean for the future of physics. Remarkably, black holes may play a crucial role in understanding how quantum computers would work. 

Marika Taylor completed her PhD in Cambridge under the supervision of Stephen Hawking and worked with him on the properties of spinning black holes.

Following postdoctoral positions in Cambridge and Harvard, she became an associate professor at the University of Amsterdam. In 2012 she moved back to the UK to found the new research centre in astronomy and particle physics in Southampton.
Marika works on string theory, black holes and quantum theory. Much of her research concerns holography, the idea that gravity can be described by a quantum theory without gravity in one less dimension.

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2018-11-26 2018-11-26 Europe/London From Black Holes to Quantum Computers Marika will present the story of black holes: what evidence we have for their existence, how they form, and what they may mean for the future of physics. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/11/26/from-black-holes-to-quantum-computers-188651 Bush House Auditorium,44-46 Aldwych,KCL Strand Campus,London

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Location

Bush House Auditorium,

44-46 Aldwych,
KCL Strand Campus,
London,
WC2B 4QN

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