The Future of Superconducting Quantum Computing
Tue., May. 11, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
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The Future of Superconducting Quantum Computing About this Event Schedule (GMT+3): 15:30: Prof. John Martinis (Google & UCSB) 16:00: Dr. Jay Gambetta (IBM Fellow and Vice President, Quantum Computing) 16:30: Dr. Jan Goetz (Co-founder and CEO at IQM) 17:00: Break 17:10: Dr. Matthew Hutchings (Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SEEQC) 17:30: Prof. Oskar Painter (Head of Quantum Hardware at Amazon & Caltech) 18:00: Dr. Chad Rigetti (Founder and CEO at Rigetti) 18:30: Panel of experts Schedule (EDT): 08:30: Prof. John Martinis (Google & UCSB) 09:00: Dr. Jay Gambetta (IBM Fellow and Vice President, Quantum Computing) 09:30: Dr. Jan Goetz (Co-founder and CEO at IQM) 10:00: Break 10:10: Dr. Matthew Hutchings (Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SEEQC) 10:30: Prof. Oskar Painter (Head of Quantum Hardware at Amazon & Caltech) 11:00: Dr. Chad Rigetti (Founder and CEO at Rigetti) 11:30: Panel of experts Event Hosts: Prof. Netanel Lindner and Dr. Asif Sinay 1st lecture: Title: Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor The promise of quantum computers is that certain computational tasks might be executed exponentially faster on a quantum processor than on a classical processor. A fundamental challenge is to build a high-fidelity processor capable of running quantum algorithms in an exponentially large computational space. Here we report the use of a processor with programmable superconducting qubits to create quantum states on 53 qubits, corresponding to a computational state-space of dimension 2^53 (about 10^16). Measurements from repeated experiments sample the resulting probability distribution, which we verify using classical simulations. Our Sycamore processor takes about 200 seconds to sample one instance of a quantum circuit a million times-our benchmarks currently indicate that the equivalent task for a state-of-the-art classical supercomputer would take approximately 10,000 years. This dramatic increase in speed compared to all known classical algorithms is an experimental realization of quantum supremacy for this specific computational task, heralding a much-anticipated computing paradigm. Speaker: Prof. John Martinis (Google & UCSB) Bio: John Martinis pioneered research on superconducting quantum-bits as a graduate student at U.C. Berkeley. He has worked at CEA France, NIST Boulder, and UC Santa Barbara. In 2014 he was awarded the London Prize for low-temperature physics research on superconducting qubits. In 2014 he joined the Google quantum-AI team, and now heads an effort to build a useful quantum computer. 2nd lecture: Title: TBD Speaker: Jay Gambetta (IBM Fellow and Vice President, Quantum Computing) Bio: Jay Gambetta is currently VP, Quantum Computing, IBM Fellow & Master Inventor, where he has contributed to the work on quantum validation techniques, quantum codes, improved gates and coherence, near-term applications of quantum computing, the IBM Quantum Experience, and the Qiskit open source framework and leads IBM's Quantum Computing group. Previously, he worked at the Institute for Quantum Computing in Canada and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. Jay has over 100 publications in field of quantum information science. In 2014, he was named a fellow of the American Physical Society. He holds a PhD in physics from Griffith University Australia. 3rd lecture: Title: IQM Co-Design Quantum Computers Quantum Computing offers revolutionary possibilities for future technologies. Quantum applications include examples such as drug discovery, aircraft optimization, and portfolio management in finance. To use quantum computers in the related industries, the size of quantum processors still needs to be increases by orders of magnitude compared to the current state-of-the-art. Once this gap is closed, the community expects to reach quantum advantage, i.e., a quantum computer outperforming classical supercomputer in commercially interesting problems. To create a shortcut to quantum advantage with more efficient hardware resources, IQM is developing novel Co-Design Quantum Computers to reach commercial quantum advantage faster. Together with partners from research and industry, IQM is building a strong ecosystem for commercially viable quantum technologies. Speaker: Dr Jan Goetz (Co-Founder and CEO at IQM) Bio: Jan is a quantum physicist and co-founding CEO of IQM, building quantum computers for the wellbeing of humankind. IQM has assembled an exceptional team of international quantum experts developing co-design quantum computers to tackle the hardest challenges modern society is facing. IQM's breakthroughs include pioneering on-chip components for ultra-fast processors and hardware-efficient solutions for application-specific computers. IQM has raised more than EUR 71 million in funding, including the largest seed investment round in Finnish history. Jan did his doctorate on superconducting quantum circuits at the Technical University of Munich and worked as a Marie Curie Fellow in Helsinki at Aalto University, where he holds the title of lecturer. He is selected as one of the 40 under 40 in Germany and received the prestigious entrepreneurship award from the KAUTE Foundation. About IQM IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers. It follows an innovative Co-Design strategy to deliver quantum advantage to its clients, based on application specific processors, using novel chip architectures and ultrafast quantum operations. IQM is ready to deliver quantum computers to scientific and industrial customers. www.meetiqm.com 4th lecture: Title: Seeqc - Digital Quantum Computing Seeqc is developing the first digital quantum computing platform for global businesses. Seeqc combines classical and quantum technologies to address the efficiency, stability and cost issues endemic to quantum computing systems. The company applies classical and quantum technology through digital readout and control technology and through a unique chip-scale architecture. Seeqc's quantum system provides the energy- and cost-efficiency, speed and digital control required to make quantum computing useful and bring the first commercially-scalable, problem-specific quantum computing applications to market. The company is one of the first companies to have built a superconductor multi-layer commercial chip foundry and through this experience has the infrastructure in place for design, testing and manufacturing of quantum-ready superconductors. Seeqc is a spin-out of Hypres, the world's leading developer of superconductor electronics. Seeqc's team of executives and scientists have deep expertise and experience in commercial superconductive computing solutions and quantum computing. Seeqc is based in Elmsford, NY with design and test facilities in the UK and EU Speaker: Dr. Matt Hutchings (Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SEEQC) Bio: Matt Hutchings has extensive experience in both research and commercialization of quantum computing technology. Following a PhD in experimental physics at Cardiff University, Matt joined the Plourde Quantum Research Lab at Syracuse University, as a postdoctoral researcher, where he focused on the development of novel superconducting quantum circuits. At Syracuse, he was the lead experimental Postdoc for an international project with Saarland University to develop a novel superconducting metamaterial device and led a collaborative project with the IBM quantum computing team, to develop a scalable qubit element. This IBM collaboration successfully delivered a novel quantum computing element that was incorporated into a number of their state-of-the-art quantum processor architectures. Matt advanced research developments of Seeqc's underlying SFQu-class technology, through a collaboration between the Plourde team at Syracuse, the McDermott team at University of Wisconsin Madison and Hypres, the inventors of the technology. Having recognized the commercial value of this technology, Matt joined the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre fellowship program at Bristol University, a startup accelerator program aimed at providing the vital business 5th lecture: Title: TBD Speaker: Prof. Oskar J. Painter (Head of Quantum Hardware at Amazon & Caltech) Bio: Oskar J. Painter is the Head of Quantum Hardware Research at the AWS Center for Quantum Computing, and the John G Braun Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in Pasadena, California. Professor Painter's research interests are in nanophotonics, quantum optics, and optomechanics for applications in precision measurement and quantum information science. Recent work by Painter and the AWS Center for Quantum Computing team can be seen on Amazon Science and academic journals. 6th lecture: Title: TBD Speaker: Dr. Chad Rigetti (Founder and CEO at Rigetti) Bio: Quantum Computing, a company building quantum computers and superconducting quantum processors, and the first company to develop a full-stack programming and execution environment for hybrid classical quantum-computing. Rigetti's company has received investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Vy Capital, and other investors exceeding $70 million, and has more than 50 patents.
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