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
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.
Robert F. McDermott, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Colloquium: Xiaoting Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Pardis Sahafi - London, Royal Holloway College
PhD Thesis Presentation
Corey Rae McRae
Roland Esteban Hablützel Marrero, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
Paper Review: The quantum pigeonhole principle and the nature of quantum correlations by Y. Aharonov et al., arXiv:1407.3194
Arash Ahmadi, IQC
Colloquium: Zhengcheng Gu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Paper-review: Satellite-based entanglement distribution over 1200 kilometers (Science 356, 1140 (2017))
Speaker: Jeffrey Wong
Abstract: Is your work new, and is it useful? Who else knows about it, and how? These are fundamental questions to whether or not a patent can be obtained. Is your idea abstract or tangible? Can software be patented, and if so how? This lecture will cover the criteria for patentability, the process for obtaining a patent and the timeline, and the costs and strategies involved in developing a patent portfolio.
Seminar: Bhaskaran Muralidharan
M.Sc. Thesis Presentation
Candidate: Zimeng Wang
Colloquium: Jayakanth Ravichandran - University of Southern California
Colloquium: Mohammad Hafezi, University of Maryland/Joint Quantum Institute
Colloquium: Ania Jayich, University of California, Santa Barbara
Physics and Astronomy - Milestone Series
Corey Rae McCrae
Department of Physics & Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Computing
Back by popular demand, CryptoWorks21 will once again launch the Intellectual Property (IP) Management Lunch and Learn Lecture Series! Our knowledgeable speakers will provide more in-depth presentation built from the previous sessions.
The lectures are designed for researchers working in areas related to information technology, including cryptography and quantum technology.
Benjamin Lovitz of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is presenting his thesis:
Practical Quantum Fingerprinting and Appointment Scheduling
Benjamin is supervised by IQC faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus.
Jie Lin of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is presenting his thesis:
Security proofs for quantum key distribution protocols by numerical approaches
Jie is supervised by IQC faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus.
Jiawei Mei - Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Neil Julien Ross, Dalhousie University
As we approach the development of a quantum computer with tens of
well-controlled qubits, it is natural to ask what can be done with
such a device. Specifically, we would like to construct an example of
a practical problem that is beyond the reach of classical computers,
but that requires the fewest possible resources to solve on a quantum
computer. We address this problem by considering quantum simulation of
spin systems, a task that could be applied to understand phenomena in