Quantum Computing: State of the Art and Industrial Applications [SystemX Seminar]

Topic: 
Quantum Computing: State of the Art and Industrial Applications
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Huang 018
Speaker: 
Alexander Papageorge (Rigetti Quantum Computing)
Abstract / Description: 

Theoretically, quantum computation has shown a significant asymptotic runtime enhancement in the performance of specific calculations when compared to their classical counterparts. By leveraging entanglement in multipartite quantum systems as a computational resource, it is hoped that quantum computers will find widespread utility in industry. In this talk I will present an overview of quantum computation with a focus on the scientific and technological advancements that could make quantum computers a reality. Special attention will be given to superconducting qubits as a promising hardware platform that can be fabricated by standard CMOS processes.

Bio:

Alexander Papageorge was awarded his PhD from department of Applied Physics at Stanford in 2016, where under Professor Benjamin Lev he built a cold atoms apparatus for the study of correlated quantum matter. His interest and expertise in experimental cavity QED systems led him to his current position as an engineer at Rigetti Computing.