Adolfo del Campo
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.
The organizing committee includes Ryan O. Behunin (T-4 & CNLS), Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Adolfo del Campo (T-4 & CNLS), Michael D. Di Rosa (C-PCS), Ivar Martin (T-4), Changhyun Ryu (P-21), Rolando D. Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech H. Zurek (T-4).
For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Adolfo del Campo.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Lorenza Viola (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College)
Technical Host: Rolando Somma
TOPIC: Quantum control of open quantum systems: from dissipation-protected to dissipation-driven quantum dynamics
Precisely controlling the dynamics of real-world open quantum systems is a central challenge across quantum science and technology, woth implications ranging from quantum physics and chemistry to fault-tolerant quantum information processing. While overcoming the effect of uncontrolled decoherence and dissipation mechanisms is essential to meet this challenge, engineering the coupling to a dissipative environment can likewise be instrumental to a number of quantum control tasks. In this talk, I will describe recent advances in pursuing these two complementary approaches. In particular, I will focus on two representative problems: designing dynamically corrected quantum gates that simultaneously compensate for non-Markovian decoherence and control errors in spin qubits; designing Markovian dissipation that drives a many-qubit system to a target entangled state while respecting physical locality constraints.