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Quantum Computing with Superconducting Circuits

December 13, 2012 11:00AM to 12:00PM
David Schuster, University of Chicago
Building 212, Room A157
Materials Science Colloquium
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.