University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
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Professor of Physics, Saarland University
Integrated circuits made of superconductors are a prime candidate for the realization of scalable quantum computing. Their key components are Josephson junctions - electrical versions of low-dissipation mathematical pendula. I shall review basic guiding principles of these devices and this field and show how intricate connections between systems design and operation and control theory allow high-fidelity operation of these systems. I will then discuss applications that can be reached with 10-100 qubits in the area of quantum simulation, specifically scalable simulation of the electronic structure of molecules and the speedup of the solution of the Fermi-Hubbard model by integrating a quantum subroutine into the classical variational cluster algorithm.
All are welcome to attend. Join us for light refreshments at 3:30 pm in PHY 153.
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