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Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

IQC Student Seminar featuring Aditya Jain

Improved diagnostics and implementation for quantum error correction

Abstract: Fault-tolerant quantum computing will require accurate estimates of the resource overhead, but standard metrics such as gate fidelity and diamond distance have been shown to be poor predictors of logical performance. We present a scalable experimental approach based on Pauli error reconstruction to predict the performance of concatenated codes. Numerical evidence demonstrates that our method significantly outperforms predictions based on standard error metrics for various error models, even with limited data. We illustrate how this method assists in the selection of error correction schemes.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Bystander Training

IQC will be hosting a training session open to current IQC students, research assistants and postdoctoral fellows.

Bystander Intervention can help create a sense of belonging, care, and respect within our communities. The Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office (SVPRO) is conducting training across the UWaterloo campus to provide skills and resources to help people intervene when they see a harmful, or potentially harmful, situation.  


Wednesday, March 22, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Space-Based Quantum Networking at JPL

IQC Special Seminar Featuring Makan Mohageg, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JPL has been at the forefront of space-based quantum technologies. Cold Atom Lab is the first orbital experiment exploring the dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates in micro-gravity. Deep Space Atomic Clock demonstrated that a trapped-Hg+ clock in space provides timing precision and accuracy required for improved spacecraft autonomous navigation.

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