Eleventh Meetup: Let's Build a Quantum Computer! Or Two! Or π!

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187 King Street South · Waterloo, ON

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(Boltmade is located on the second floor, follow the signs)

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On Tuesday July 14, 2015, please join us for our extra-special eleventh meetup!

We are beyond excited to have Catherine Holloway (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/catherine-holloway/19/89b/943), Quantum Physicists and Roboticist du jour, walk us through the many ways one can build a quantum computer (spoiler alert: photons)! If you've been struggling with coherence in your basement quantum computing lab, this is the talk for you!

For our paper this month, regular-Steven will present an elementary proof of Wallis' formula for pi. Predictably, Steven will avoid using calculus and attempt proof-by-microsoft-paint (aka Geometry).

- "The Many Ways to Build a Quantum Computer (but photons are the best)" (Catherine Holloway)
- "An Elementary Proof of the Wallis Product Formula Pi" (presented by Dr. Steven Taschuk, link to paper: http://www.math.chalmers.se/~wastlund/monthly.pdf )

As usual, we ask people to adhere to our Code of Conduct (http://www.amotlpaa.org/kcapw/anti-harassment-policy.html) so that we may create a safe space where everyone can learn, build quantum computers, and perform proof by geometry.

PS - our goal with this meetup is to build a quantum computer and sell it to Google KW so we can actually afford our Meetup dues.