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Scaling up: New Advances in Building Quantum Computers




for Members

Scaling up: New Advances in Building Quantum Computers

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT


Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Quantum computers are poised to disrupt our future but we are not there yet. Several technologies are available to build quantum computers but currently they yield mainly prototypes useful for exploring potential, rather than real machines solving meaningful problems. This webinar will feature the latest developments in quantum computer design and architecture, especially those that boost the number of qubits—the basic information units in quantum computers.

In This Webinar, You’ll Learn

  • Principles of quantum computing and the current status of quantum computer design
  • Available approaches to quantum qubit creation, such as superconducting qubits and trapped-ion qubits
  • New developments that will increase the number of qubits in quantum computers
Andrew Houck

Andrew Houck, PhD
Princeton University

Andrew Houck is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and associated faculty member of Physics at Princeton University. He is also the Deputy Director of the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA), a new multi-institution center for the advancement of quantum science research established by the US Department of Energy in 2020. Andrew’s group studies superconducting quantum circuits, looking at ways of building a robust scalable quantum architecture and using these circuits for quantum simulation with microwave photons. Andrew received his BSE from Princeton University and PhD from Harvard University, and completed his Postdoc at Yale University.

Chris Monroe

Christopher Monroe, PhD
Duke University

Christopher Monroe is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at Duke University, and Director of the Duke Quantum Center. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. Chris specializes in trapping individual atoms and manipulating their quantum states for applications in quantum information science. In 2015, he co-foundered a startup company, Ion Q, to develop quantum computers for commercial application, and is serving as its Chief Scientist. Chris received his BS from MIT and his PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder. Before joining Duke, he was Distinguished University Professor and Bice Zorn Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Access to Webinar Materials

A link to the eBriefing (video recording) of this Webinar will be available to all registrants within 30 days of the event date.  The eBriefing will be available to all registrants for 60 days following publication, after which it will revert to Member-only access. Not a Member? Join today.



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