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Understanding Quantum Computing & Communications

Understanding Quantum Computing & Communications

September 3, 2020 | 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

Understanding Quantum Computing & Communications

September 3, 2020 | 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

Research into Quantum Computing is moving at a frantic pace; and its use for cryptanalysis has caught the attention of many national government and military agencies who are eager to fund further research. A quantum computer differs from computers we use today as it makes direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena to perform mathematical operations on data. As with any computer the fundamental unit of operation is a bit, however as the bits are manipulated at the quantum level we call them Qubits. Manipulation of Qubits is enabled by using phenomena such as Superposition and Entanglement. Superposition means a bit can have a value of a one or zero at the same time and entanglement is how one Qubit can influence the state of another, even if they become separated by large distances – what Einstein referred to as “Spooky Action at a Distance”.

In this lecture we will examine quantum computing in terms of understand what is a Qubit, how to make a Solid State Qubit, and how to control and analyze a qubit to perform some basic data manipulation and examine through example how it would be used for decryption.

The fundamentals of Quantum Physics are still not fully understood – in the words of Richard Feynman who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for developing the theory of quantum electrodynamics, – “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics”. However if you accept light can be both a particle and a wave, and you understand how a basic Inductor/Capacitor (LC) circuit works you will be well on your way to understanding how a Quantum Computer works.

Mr. Mark Elo is the US General Manager for Tabor Electronics. He began his career as a design engineer in Hewlett-Packard's Microwave Division and has since held various senior positions at Agilent Technologies, Anritsu, Gigatronics and Keithley Instruments in R&D, marketing and business development. Mr. Elo has more than 30 years of test and measurement experience in microwave instrumentation, specializing in the product definition and product realization of RF and microwave frequency synthesis and analysis platforms. He has also held the Chair for the AXIe Marketing Committee, participated in wireless standards, and his works have been published multiple times.

Mark Elo

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With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.