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Quantum Computing with Superconducting Circuits

December 13, 2012 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Presenter 
David Schuster, University of Chicago
Location 
Building 212, Room A157
Type 
Colloquium
Series 
Materials Science Colloquium
Abstract:
It is now possible to use superconducting circuits to build macroscopically coherent quantum bits and elements to manipulate individual microwave photons.  I will explain how one can build circuits that behave like individual atoms with properties which can be tuned both in design and dynamically on nanosecond time-scales.  Using these capabilities we can realize quantum gates and even simple quantum algorithms.  Finally, I will describe some of the material science challenges presented by quantum computing as well as how we may be able to use quantum technology as a means to explore materials with enhanced sensitivity.