Certain types of problems can take billions of years to solve on our current conventional computers. Quantum computers, however, can solve these types of problems in just seconds. Because of their ‘quantum power’, quantum computers have the potential to impact many fields, such as machine learning, medicine, and energy systems. So how do quantum computers actually work? How do we build quantum computers? What are the other potential applications of quantum computing? How much progress have we made? What works already? What does not? Jessica Pointing will unpack the topic of quantum computing with a fascinating primer.