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Quantum Institute : 2013 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, March 7, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Hossein Sadeghpour (ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

Technical Host: Ryan Behunin

TOPIC: Anomalous heating in ion traps: what is it and can it be mitigated?

Electric field noise is a hindrance to the assembly of large scale quantum computers based on entangled trapped ions. Apart from ubiquitous technical noise, experimental studies of trapped ion heating have revealed additional limiting contributions to this noise, originating from atomic processes on the electrode surfaces. In this talk, I will describe a microscopic model for this excess electric field noise, which points a way towards a systematic understanding of surface adsorbates as progenitors of electric field jitter noise.

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