Benchmarking Progress towards Quantum Computing

Joseph Emerson
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-12-01 16:00 - 17:00
Hennings 201
Local Contact: 
Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: 

Quantum information technologies are poised to radically outperform their classical counterparts by manipulating coherent quantum systems. These technologies promise new, secure forms of communication, sensors with dramatically enhanced sensitivity, and exponential gains in computational capabilities. After reviewing state-of-the-art progress towards these goals, I will describe how the very same ‘post-classical’ complexity of quantum processes that enables these advantages also brings new experimental challenges for characterization, control, and verification of quantum processors.  I will then describe some of my recent work focused on developing tools that have enabled experimental groups around the world to overcome these challenges to verify and optimize robust realizations of quantum information processing in the lab.

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