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Quantum Institute : 2009 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    Diego Dalvit
  • Quantum Lunch Location:
    T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
    Building 123, Room 121

Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule

The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.
For more information, contact Diego Dalvit.
To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Charlotte Carter

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Jungsang Kim, Duke University

Technical Host: John Chiaverini

TOPIC: Engineering a Quantum Information Processor

Fundamental advantage of utilizing quantum resources for computation and communication has been discovered in the last two decades. Experimental demonstration of representing and manipulating quantum bits in physical systems and simple quantum algorithms followed. While the experimental research in this field has progressed at a rapid pace, the notion of a practical information processor based on quantum physics still faces tremendous amount of challenges. Construction of a scalable quantum information processor is a system design challenge that requires cutting-edge technology guided by engineering principles. The task requires expertise in quantum physics, computer architectures and integrated microsystems technology, and lots of exciting research is still to be done. In this talk, I will discuss the multidisciplinary challenge of designing a quantum information processor, and some of the technology progress made to date. I will present micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and micro-optics technology applied to integration of qubits represented by atomic ions trapped in a ultra-high vacuum chamber.

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