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This will be a general overview of quantum computing and what’s special about it spanning two lectures (2 hours). The mathematical and physics basis will be covered (not extensively). There will be a discussion of the prospects, with an emphasis on High Energy Physics. There will be a brush over the shortcomings of quantum computing and the common misrepresentation of facts about the status of the field. The aim of these lecture series is to inspire the students to learn more about the subject and cautiously hype them up to be interested in the CERN quantum technology initiative or getting involved with quantum technologies in general.
I am a PhD student at the University of Warwick with the LHCb group. My current work revolves around precisely measuring the W boson mass. I am originally from Cairo, Egypt. I did my master's degrees at the University of Manchester with the ATLAS group researching Majorana neutrinos. I also worked for a while at Brookhaven National Lab researching Quark Gluon Plasma using heavy ions.
I love coming across new concepts that I can apply to my HEP research. That's why I always do a lot of self-learning across various topics including Machine Learning, GPU programming, and, more recently, Quantum Computing.