IQC/Physics Special Seminar - Loren Swenson, D-Wave Systems
I will introduce quantum annealing as a technique for harnessing quantum mechanics to solve hard problems. The design of a quantum annealing processor based on superconducting flux qubits, some of the challenges we have encountered in constructing it, and measurements confirming the role of quantum mechanics in such processors will be presented. Finally, I will briefly discuss recent benchmarking and simulation results using the D-Wave 2000Q processor.
Creating and Measuring Two-Mode Cat States
Paper Review of "A Schroedinger cat living in two boxes" Science 352, 1087 (2016)
Speaker: Neil Henderson
The workshop is aimed at discussing recent progress and challenges in engineering of quantum sources of non-classical light, with a special focus on their integration in photonic circuits and on quantum devices needed for long-distance quantum communication such as tunable quantum light sources, quantum memories and quantum repeaters.
Join us at the Research Advancement Centre 2 Open House
RAC 2 Open House
Friday, December 8
Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) invites the University of Waterloo community to explore the Research Advancement Centre 2 (RAC 2) building and see first-hand where groundbreaking research in quantum information and science technology happens.
Quantum technology for the curriculum