Quantum simulation with superconducting circuits

Speaker: 
Oleksandr Kyriienko, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2017-02-20 01:30 - 02:30
Location: 
Ampel 311
Local Contact: 
Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: 
Graduate

The general goal of a quantum simulator is to mimic the behaviour of a system of interest using another well-controlled quantum setup. Offering a potential to solve classically intractable quantum problems, it will allow to study complex quantum systems and answer fundamental questions of nature. This is also of vast importance from the applied point of view, with examples being an optimization of molecular processes and description of strongly correlated materials.

In the talk I will discuss the theoretical recipes for designing realistic quantum simulators using rapidly developing and scalable superconducting qubits platform. This system is formed by microscale superconducting nonlinear LC circuits (qubits), which are kept at very low temperature. First, I will introduce the field of quantum superconducting circuits. Next, I will present quantum information processing devices based on this technology. Finally, I will introduce the field of Floquet quantum simulation and show that it can serve as a promising platform for simulations with currently existing setups.

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