11 October 2018
Title: Computing the Future
Presenter: Richard Pinch (formerly Strategic Advisor, Mathematics and Security Research at GCHQ)
Date: Thursday 11 Oct 2018
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Summary: New ways of computing, not based on the further micro-miniaturisation of silicon circuits, are emerging as practical realities. The arrival of quantum computing is now a practical consideration for large companies and national and international bodies; and looking a little further ahead, data storage and processing based on the biological properties of DNA have been demonstrated in the laboratory.
Quantum computing is the new buzzword -- Richard Pinch has been looking into what computers will look like after quantum tech arrives and what newer ideas are still on the drawing board. Mathematics -- old, new and as yet unknown -- will be the key to developing and exploiting these new technologies.
This talk is for Year 11 up, teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications.
Branch Contact email: Peter Giblin
Door Charge: Free to all students and members of LivMS. Others pay £4.