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LOCATION:Seeley G. Mudd Building\, 206
SUMMARY:Mathematics Colloquium: \"Factoring Integers Using Quantum Computer
s\"
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DESCRIPTION:FACTORING INTEGERS USING QUANTUM COMPUTERS \n\nJoe Kraisler (A
mherst College)\n\nABSTRACT: Factoring large numbers is notoriously diffic
ult\, even with\nthe help of a computer and state-of-the-art algorithms.
In fact\, if\nyou could factor large integers into their prime components\
nefficiently\, you could break the security systems that websites use to\n
protect users' credit card information (and become quite rich). In\n1994 P
eter Shor developed an algorithm which runs on a \"_quantum\ncomputer\"_ i
n _\"polynomial time.\"_ In this talk\, I will discuss what a\nquantum com
puter is and what basic logical operations it can perform\,\nand use Shor
's algorithm to factor the number 15. The talk will assume\nsome basic fac
ts from linear algebra.\n\nBIO: Joe Kraisler is an assistant professor of
mathematics. He works\nin applied analysis\, partial differential equation
s and spectral\ntheory with applications to quantum mechanics and quantum
optics.\n\n3:45 p.m. refreshments in SMUD 208\; 4 p.m. talk in SMUD 206\n
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