UNI’s Begeman Lecture to explore how quantum computing is revolutionizing our world

UNI’s Begeman Lecture to explore how quantum computing is revolutionizing our world

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Quantum computing, and how it’s revolutionizing our world, is the focus of this year’s Begeman Lecture in Physics at the University of Northern Iowa. 

The lecture, titled “Building a Quantum Computer, One Atom at a Time,” will be presented by UNI Department of Physics alum Justin Bohnet on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

“Justin is in the vanguard of efforts to develop quantum computers for widespread use,” said Paul Shand, head of the UNI Department of Physics. “We’re excited for him to share more about quantum computers and how they will turbocharge computing in the future.”

Bohnet is the research & development manager at Quantinuum – a quantum computing company whose mission is to accelerate quantum computing and use its power to achieve unprecedented breakthroughs in drug discovery, health care, materials science, cybersecurity, energy transformation and climate change.

In this lecture, Bohnet will share his personal journey from a student at UNI to building the world’s most powerful quantum computers, powered by control over single atoms. Along the way, you’ll get a crash course on quantum computers – what they are, how they work and why we’re standing on the brink of a technological revolution that will let us explore uncharted territories of science and technology.

If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the UNI Department of Physics by calling 319-273-2420 or by emailing physics@uni.edu prior to the event.

Justin Bohnet