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Special QI/AMO Seminar: "Toward full-stack quantum computing built on superconducting qubits"

Speaker Nick Rubin, Rigetti Quantum Computing
Date: 9/13/2017
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location:

280 MRL

Event Contact: Betsy Greifenkamp
greifenk@illinois.edu
Sponsor:

Department of Physics

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

Quantum computing is among the most exciting and potentially world-changing technologies in development today. Rigetti Computing is a Berkeley-based startup building full-stack quantum computing systems and offering cloud-based access to them in a hybrid classical-quantum compute environment. In this presentation we will provide an introduction to Rigetti and our view of the full stack of technologies required to build a quantum computer. We will give a brief overview of the theory of quantum computation, discuss recent developments in quantum algorithms, and provide a demonstration of our open-source quantum programming environment running live on a small quantum computer. We will also introduce the hardware architecture used in our quantum computers and present a novel mechanism for producing quantum entanglement within that architecture.

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the person listed above, or the unit hosting the event.

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