Can you keep a secret? Artur Ekert's talk began in the Ancient world, where the notion of sending messages via written communication was first conceived. He led us through the winding roads of time via Caesar ciphers, the enigma machine, public and private keys all the way to the role of quantum mechanics in giving us the ultimate security...
On February 27th, an Emerging Technologies party took place at the Oxford Foundry. Open to everyone, it brought together the newest and perhaps the most exciting tech societies in Oxford.
When Dr Stefano Gogioso began to explain quantum operations in spacetime, it wasn't with streams of mathematical equations - it was with drawings. A combination of boxes and wires connected together can be used to compute fundamental quantum results by following rules about how to manipulate these diagrams. Each box is a quantum process, and the...
In week 5 of Hilary term we were very happy to be visited by Will Simmons, David Zsolt Manrique and Arianne Meijer from Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a leading quantum software company with headquarters in Cambridge.
On the 19th of February 2020, Dr Peter Leek gave <Qu|In|Soc> members a tour of Oxford's superconducting quantum computing lab. Members saw the quantum computers at work and learnt the kind of problems that the computers are currently working on.
Not only has the quantum information society put on a diverse range of events within the university, it has also been busy enlisting the quantum physicists of the future. On Saturday 15th February, <Qu|In|Soc> members Maria, Olivia, Ben and Abhishek ran a quantum computing workshop at the Oxford Physics Department's Marie Curious event.
We were pleased to invite Guillaume Thekkadath, a DPhil student in Oxford's Atomic and Laser Physics sub-department, to lead a "quantum information discussion group" on weak measurements.
Our Hilary term events began with our second thought-provoking "Flash Talks" event! Three Oxford DPhil students each gave a brief insight into their fields, given around 15 minutes and a whiteboard, to an audience that filled Magdalen's Daubeny Lab.
In Week 8 of Michaelmas we held our first Quantum Coding Workshop. The workshop was open to all students regardless of background or expertise. The event took place at the Oxford Foundry and our 25 spaces for the event had quickly sold out. The focus was on exposing the members to Qiskit, an open-source Python library which is used...