Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Student Colloquium - Mikkel Elkjær Pedersen: The Quantum Era and The Climate Crisis

2019.09.30 | Grete Flarup

Date Thu 10 Oct
Time 15:15 16:00
Location Phys.Aud.
A sci fi interpretation of quantum computing.

A sci fi interpretation of quantum computing.

Supervisor: Jacob Sherson

In 2015 all of the United Nations Members States adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a key part of The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 Goals constitute a common framework for achieving prosperity and peace and acts as a central guideline for global development strategies.

In this colloquium I will address the rapidly evolving field of quantum computing and discuss several areas of impact expected from the emerging technology. I will do so from a standing point of the SDGs and sketch out why quantum computing is predicted to be such a ground breaking component in the quest of solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. This includes in particular climate action and clean energy. Lastly, I will touch on the present status of the quantum computing industry, the challenges ahead and the projected timeline of when we will truly enter the quantum era.

Student colloquium, Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students, PhD Students