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Quantum Institute : 2012 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    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 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.

To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Ellie Vigil.

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.

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