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Sep
24
2021

Colloquium: Jens Koch: Next generation superconducting qubits for quantum computing

When: Friday, September 24, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Technological Institute, L211, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Samantha Westlake   (847) 491-7650

Group: Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Category: Academic

Description:

Abstract: The field of superconducting qubits is currently dominated by the transmon qubit. Over the course of more than a decade, much effort has been devoted to enhancing this circuit's coherence times. Despite the remarkable success, we should ask: is the transmon the best we can do, and will it ultimately suffice for implementing quantum error correction and leaving the NISQ* era behind? As I will show, there are interesting circuit alternatives with enhanced intrinsic protection from noise that may well play a decisive role in the future. I will give a tour of some of our recent work on noise-protected qubits such as the zero-pi qubit, and illustrate how our open-source "scqubits" package has made it simpler than ever to explore the world of superconducting qubits.

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* Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum

 

Speaker: Professor Jens Koch, Northwestern University

Host: Michael Schmitt

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