Quantum computing, the story of a wild idea | Andris Ambainis at TEDxRiga 2013
Andris is a computer scientist active in the fields of quantum information theory and quantum computing. His valuable scientific input into quantum computer theory makes him one of the world's leading scientists in this field. Andris has invented several of world's first algorithms for quantum computers, including a method to show that some computing problems are hard to solve even with a quantum computer. He is the first Latvian scientist to receive a grant for further research in quantum computing from the European Research Council -- an organisation that supports Europe's best scientists.