Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 21 2011

Suzanne Gildert

Suzanne Gildert gave a talk on Hack the Multiverse! on Sunday August 21, 2011, in OpenQwaq. She outlined the basics of Quantum Computing, described the the D-Wave One quantum computer, and explained how to program it. See the D-Wave blog Hack the Multiverse for more. More than 30 participants attended the talk and asked many interesting questions in a lively Q/A session after the talk. For those who missed it, here is the full video coverage:

VIDEO A – 1h 33 min, recorded by Giulio Prisco
VIDEO B – 1h 43 min, recorded by Frederic Emam-Zade, includes 10 min of chat before the talk, taken mostly with a zoom on the viewgraphs
VIDEO C – 1h 50 min, recorded by Jameson Dungan, includes 18 min of chat before the talk, taken from a fixed point of view

The same videos are available on our video channels on, Youtube and Vimeo.

Suzanne Gildert in OpenQwaq

Talk title: Hack the Multiverse!
Presented by: Dr. Suzanne Gildert
Quantum Computer Programmer (D-Wave Systems Inc.)

Abstract: William Gibson famously said: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The same is true of quantum computing. This mysterious subject is often relegated to ivory tower discussions and shrouded in a language of complex mathematics. Yet there are many people out there who feel an itch to start hacking with quantum computers — a desire to program the very fabric of reality — no matter how early the adoption may seem.

This talk will be a call to arms — I’ll excite you about quantum physics – our deepest understanding of the Universe. I’ll explain why quantum computing is not as mysterious as everyone thinks. And I’ll show you how to become a quantum computer programmer in less than 10 minutes… Join me for an hour of both deep learning and fun, as I proudly stand up for those who are turning an abstract science into a powerful computational resource, and deliver the message that quantum computing is not spooky, it’s just misunderstood.

D-Wave model

In the picture above, a lifesize virtual copy of the D-Wave One quantum computer, made by Suzanne.

About the speaker: Dr. Suzanne Gildert is currently working at D-Wave Systems, Inc. Suzanne obtained her PhD and MSci degree from The University of Birmingham UK, focusing on the areas of experimental quantum device physics and superconductivity.

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5 Responses to “Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 21 2011”

  1. 1 Xhyra Graf August 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Great presentation! Thanks for the hard work in putting together this informative series of talks Giulio. I’m looking forward to the next.


  2. 2 Giulio Prisco August 23, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Thanks Xhyra! Stay tuned for the next talks, and please feel free to suggest speakers to invite.

  3. 3 privatevoidfart August 26, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Great talk! I am seeing the video on YouTube and I asked to subscribe to the mailing list. Please invite me to the next talks. I have started a tech news site at

  4. 4 Giulio Prisco August 26, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Thanks privatevoidfart, and please write about us! I approved your request to join the mailing list, please write to the list and request an invitation to the next talk once it is announced (soon). You can also join our Facebook and Linkedin groups if you are on facebook and/or Linkedin.

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