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CTIC Inauguration

On May 13 the official inauguration event will take place with speeches from official representatives of Aarhus University and the Danish National Research Foundation. Professor Yao will give a 1-hour lecture as the main event of the inauguration. This lecture will serve as a Lindhard Lecture of the Factulty of Science and a as a Distinguished Lecture in the distinguished lecture series at the Computer Science Department.

Inauguration program (pdf)

  • 13.15 Peter Bro Miltersen, Danish Center Leader for CTIC
  • 13.30 Thomas Sinkjær, Director of the Danish National Research Foundation
  • 13.45 Andrew Chi-Chi Yao, Tsinghua University, Chinese Center Leader for CTIC
  • 13.50 Erik Meineche Schmidt, Former Dean of the Faculty of Science, Aarhus University
  • 14.00 Coffee Break
  • 14.15 Distinghuished lecture by Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua University, Chinese Center Leader for CTIC
  • 15.15 Reception

Distinguished Lecture by Professor Yao

Quantum Computing: A Great Science in the Making

Abstract: In recent years, the scientific world has seen much  excitement over the development of quantum computing, and the ever increasing possibility of building real quantum computers. What is the advantage of quantum computing? What are the secrets in the atoms that could potentially unleash such enormous power, to be used for computing and information processing? In this talk, we will take a look at quantum computing, and make the case that we are witnessing a great science in the making.