Living in a Quantum State

Jasmin Meinecke, Libby Heaney , Jens Eisert

Join us for a deep dive into the current state of quantum computing and to examine the ways in which art can help us to understand how this new groundbreaking technology will impact our lives.

Like many others, you may be wondering, what exactly is quantum computing? In the first part of this lecture, Dr. Jasmin Meinecke (Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics) will present an introduction to quantum computing, share up-to-date information about when this technology is expected to be widely implemented and provide examples of how quantum computing could be adopted in digital communication, cybersecurity and AI.

In the second part of this hour, artist and quantum physicist Libby Heaney will highlight the ways in which quantum computing is being embraced by the artistic community. Libby will examine how the arts may help us to understand this complex topic and she will address vital ethical questions which are arising as a result of major advances in quantum computing. She will also speak about some of her work, including her most recent solo exhibition entitled “Ent-” in Light Art Space, Berlin.

At the end, we will have time for a Q&A with the audience.

This hour will be moderated by Jens Eisert, Professor of Quantum Physics at the Freie Universität, Berlin.

This session is being co-organized and co-supported by Munich Quantum Valley, a major hub for research and development in Quantum Computing and the Goethe-Institut London, which is organizing a series of interdisciplinary hybrid seminars in London, Dublin, San Francisco, Beijing and Berlin on the subject of quantum computing and the role of arts in helping us cope with emerging technologies.

Libby Heaney photographed infront of her Exhibition "Ent-"
Artist and Quantum Physicist