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Andris Ambainis – The mathematics of quantum computing
Andris Ambainis – The mathematics of quantum computing
Quantum computers, once they become a reality, are expected to provide the capabilities to perform parallel computations on a massive scale. They are subject of intense research in two directions.
Martin Plenio – Towards quantum technologies
Martin Plenio – Towards quantum technologies
Quantum mechanics is about to fundamentally change the way we can transmit and sense information. The idea is that information—represented by physical quantities such as the spin or the polarisation of an individual photon—can be transmitted with the help of so-called quantum entanglement.
Jan Bouda – The quest for true randomness and uncrackable codes
Jan Bouda – The quest for true randomness and uncrackable codes
Each time we read our e-mail, login to online shopping sites, watch a movie online or use our mobile phone, we are using random numbers to establish a secure connection.
Andris Ambainis - The road to quantum computing
Andris Ambainis - The road to quantum computing
Quantum computers will be much more powerful than those we have today.  But they do not exist yet. So, what do quantum computer scientists study? They plan algorithms to be used if and when quantum computers will be built.
Chen Sagiv: crowdsourcing for creating 3D videos
Chen Sagiv: crowdsourcing for creating 3D videos
As smart phones are becoming ubiquitous, they increasingly serve as a link to social networks. Networks sharing of large concerts or sporting events with 3D imagery will soon be made possible thanks to a new technology developed under SceneNet , an EU funded project, due to be completed in 2016.
Jørgen Christian Larsen - Learning from animals to build walking robots
Jørgen Christian Larsen - Learning from animals to build walking robots
Robots are usually thought off as devices to alleviate the burden of certain repetitive or difficult tasks. Robots welding car bodies and painting them are a classic example.
Giorgio Metta: The advent of the sensing robot
Giorgio Metta: The advent of the sensing robot
In science fiction, robots acts like human beings. A close look at the state of the art robotics would tell us that the technology is not likely to emulate science fiction yet. But there has been much progress in the field.
Andre Geim: graphene is only the beginning
Andre Geim: graphene is only the beginning
Andre Konstantin Geim is the only person who ever received both a Nobel and an Ig Nobel . He was born in 1958 in Russia, and is a Dutch-British physicist with German, Polish, Jewish and Ukrainian roots.
Paul Lukowicz: crowd safety via sensing app
Paul Lukowicz: crowd safety via sensing app
Paul Lukowicz is head of the embedded intelligence research group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Kaiserslautern.