Justin Trudeau is turning out to be a jack of all trades. He has already proved to be one of the world's most handsome heads of state, he has got some killer dance moves, not to mention how smooth he was with Queen Elizabeth, and he is proving to be good at governance as well.
The Canadian prime minister recently managed to surprise reporters and scientists when he explained quantum computing at a press conference. The PM was fielding questions during his visit to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario on 15 April when one reporter tried to challenge him.
"I was going to ask you to explain quantum computing," the man started and added, "But, when do you expect Canada's Isil mission to begin again and are we not doing anything in the interim."
Instead of simply answering the question about the Isil mission, Trudeau decided instead to school the reporter along with many others in the room with a quick explanation to quantum computing.
"OK. Very simply, normal computers work...," he started off to loud cheers. "Either there's power going through a wire or not. It's one or a zero. They're binary systems. What quantum states allow for is much more complex information to be encoded into a single bit."
Keeping things pretty simple, the 44-year-old explained, "A regular computer bit is either a one or a zero - on or off - a quantum state can be much more complex than that because, as we know, things can be both particle and wave at the same times, and the uncertainty around quantum states allows us to encode more information into a much smaller computer.
"So that's what's so exciting about quantum computing."
His smooth response to the reporter's question earned Trudeau a standing ovation from the audience and proved once again, that the man's got swag.