Argonne National Laboratory

Upcoming Events

Quantum Computing with Atoms

Director's Special Colloquium
Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland
January 17, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Building 402

Abstract: Quantum information science exploits the bizarre features of quantum mechanics — uncertainty, entanglement, and measurement — to perform tasks that are impossible using conventional means, such as computing with unseemly amounts of data, and communicating via teleportation. I will describe the architecture of a quantum computer based on individual atomic qubits, including simple applications with a few programmable qubits, as well as quantum simulations of hard spin models using more than 50 atomic spins. Scaling to even larger numbers can be accomplished by using photonic interfaces, where entanglement can be formed over remote distances for applications in quantum communication and distributed quantum computation. By employing such a modular and reconfigurable architecture, it should be possible to scale up atomic-based quantum networks to useful dimensions, for future quantum applications that are impossible to solve using classical processors.

Shuttle service will be provided starting at 9:45 a.m. with first stop at Building 201, then 212, 202, 203, 200, 205, 240 and 362 to Building 402. Return trips will follow the talk.

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