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Mildner Memorial Lecture 2016

What’s next after Moore’s law: Quantum Computing
When May 20, 2016
from 02:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Main Quad Pavilion
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As microelectronics technology nears the end of exponential growth over time, known as Moore’s law, there is a renewed interest in new computing paradigms. I will discuss recent research at UCSB on superconducting quantum bits, as well as our recent start at Google to build a useful quantum computer to solve machine learning problems. Two qubit experiments will be highlighted, one to simulate a chemical reaction that finds a cross section, and a second to extend the lifetime of a qubit state using quantum error correction.

Professor John Martinis
Google and University of California,  Santa Barbara John Martinis attended U.C. Berkeley from 1976 to 1987. His PhD thesis was a pioneering demonstration of quantum-bit states in superconductors. After postdoctoral research at CEA in France, he joined NIST Boulder where he developed electron counting devices and invented x-ray microcalorimeters. In 2004 he moved to U.C. Santa Barbara where he continued work on quantum computation. In 2014 he was awarded the London Prize for low-temperature physics research. Last year he joined the Google quantum-AI team, and now heads an effort to build a useful quantum computer

Schedule: Friday 20 May
Registration & Refreshments: Main Quad Pavilion 2.00pm
Research poster session and tech demonstrator: Main Quad Pavilion and North Cloisters, Wilkins Building 2.00pm
Drinks Reception: North Cloisters, Wilkins Building 4.00pm
Lecture: Cruciform LT1, Cruciform Building 5.30pm


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