The Argument Against Quantum Computers


In this lecture, Professor Gil Kalai will introduce quantum computers and present an argument for why they are impossible. General principles for the behavior of noisy quantum systems will be derived through analysis. The recent …


Social Sciences Divisional Committee Meetings

128 Bascom Hall

9 March (deadline: noon on 9 February) Note: This is the final deadline for promotion cases that have time remaining on the tenure clock beyond spring semester (“early” cases) 6 April (deadline: noon on 9 …

Quantum Computers, Predictability & Free Will


Professor Gil Kalai will discuss the connection between the possibility of quantum computers, the predictability of complex quantum systems in nature, and the issue of free will. The argument regarding the impossibility of quantum computers implies …