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LivMS Event:

* *Date:* 11 Oct, 2018

* *Time:* 17:30 - 18:30

* *Presenter:* Richard Pinch (formerly Strategic Advisor, Mathematics and Security Research at GCHQ)

* *Title:* Computing The Future

* *Audience:* Year 11 up, teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications.

* *Venue:* Lecture Theatre 2, Redmonds Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Brownlow Hill L3 5UG

* *Contact:* Peter Giblin



Free to all students and all members of LivMS. Others pay a door charge of 4.

Car Parking: There is a multi-storey car park very close to the Redmonds Building. See web-link:


The traffic entrance to this car park is near the bottom of Mount Pleasant. The car park closes at 8pm

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New ways of computing, not based on the further micro-miniaturisation of silicon circuits, are emerging as practical realities. The arrival of quantum computing is now a practical consideration for large companies and national and international bodies; and looking a little further ahead, data storage and processing based on the biological properties of DNA have been demonstrated in the laboratory.

Quantum computing is the new buzzword -- Richard Pinch has been looking into what computers will look like after quantum tech arrives and what newer ideas are still on the drawing board. Mathematics -- old, new and as yet unknown -- will be the key to developing and exploiting these new technologies.

Photo UCL Mathematical and Physical Sciences from London, UK (Quantum refrigerator at UCL) via Wikimedia Commons