Math Club Colloquium

This seminar covers topics suitable for undergraduate students. Seminars are held during common hour on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm.

Fall 2015

Speaker: Noson Yanofsky (Brooklyn College)
Date: Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: 1127N

Title: Quantum Computing and Linear Algebra
Abstract: Quantum computing is a new and exciting field that tries to harness the strange and wonderful aspects of quantum mechanics to make computers better. Surprisingly, a large part of quantum computing can be simply understood with the knowledge of manipulating matrices with complex numbers. We will show the connection between complex linear algebra and quantum computing. We will start with small physical systems and explain what they have to do with computers. We will move on to give a small lesson in quantum mechanics. We will conclude with a simple algorithm for quantum computing.

The main activity this Fall was construction of the Menger Sponge. A write up and pictures is posted here.

Previous Semesters

Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
2010 - 2011