The International Conference on Quantum Computing (ICoCQ) took place at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, from the 26th to the 30th of November 2018.
A public evening during the conference, open to the general public was organized on the 27th of November at the Sorbonne University auditorium. About 350 people, including people from all age group, participated in the evening.
In this evening ESR Nilesh Vyas also participated and helped with the organization of the evening. The purpose was to introduce the general public with the idea of the quantum computer, its functionality, how it performs computation and its basic hardware. The evening started with a talk on Quantum computer, given by Professor Klaus Molmer followed by a roundtable discussion and addressing the questions from the general public.