Superconducting qubits have emerged as one of the most promising candidates for building a quantum computer, and is the architecture IBM is pursuing. In this talk, I'll give an overview of superconducting qubits and metrics for benchmarking them, followed by a new metric called quantum volume used for benchmarking noisy intermediate scale quantum processors in general. Finally, we'll consider a quantum-classical hybrid algorithm that we believe will offer a computational advantage on near-term quantum processors.
Bio: Nick Bronn is a Research Staff Member in the Experimental Quantum Computing group at the IBMTJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He received B.S.'s in Applied Mathematics and Physics and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics from Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Illinois supported in part by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Since joining IBM in 2013, Nick has been responsible for qubit device design, packaging, and cryogenic measurement, working towards scaling up larger numbers of qubits on a device and integration with novel implementations of microwave and cryogenic hardware.
CQT PhD QE II Presentation by Wang Rui
Title: A magneto-optical trap of thallium Date/Time: 02-Jul, 02:00PM Venue: CQT Level 3 Conference Room
Abstract: A highly fruitful area of scientific research is the study of quantum degenerate gases of atoms. This field has focused on Group I and Group II atoms because of their remarkable properties. For example, Group I atoms have a property known as magnetic Feshbach resonances and Group II atoms have extremely narrow linewidth optical clock transitions. Amazingly, Group III atoms, which have never been studied in the ultracold regime, have these two properties at the same time; therefore, that they have potential to be used in novel optical clocks, new precision measurements, quantum simulations, and more. We are the first team to attempt to laser cool thallium, which is a Group III atom. Here, I will report our on our progress toward building a magneto-optical trap of Thallium.