Untangling the mysteries of Qubits - Roy van Rijn

How do quantum computers work? What is a qubit? What the hell happened to Schrödinger's cats? During this talk we'll together unravel the mysteries of entangled qubits. We'll explain the basics of quantum computing in simple and fun ways, including visual demonstrations with polarsation filters and a skippyball (known as Mr Qubit).

We'll even build an actual working quantum computer.... tribute, a simulator, in Java!

And I'll explain how larger quantum algorithms work by explaining the quantum benefits in Shor's Prime Factoring algorithm.

But beware, this talk isn't for the faint hearted. We'll keep away from all the unnecessary complicated math, but if Math.random() is unlucky we might kill some more cats.

About the Speaker

roy van rijn

Roy van Rijn is Director at OpenValue Rotterdam. He worked on miscellaneous projects and has given talks at conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, Joy of Coding, J-Fall and J-Spring and many meetups. He blogs at www.royvanrijn.com and tweets from @royvanrijn. He is also the leader of the RotterdamJUG.


08:30 Registration
09:20 Opening
10:40 Coffee, Speedmeeting
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Coffee, Speedmeeting
17:30 Drinks/dinner
20:00 Doors Close