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NQN Seminar: Quantum Engineering of Superconducting Qubits

Join us for the next NQN seminar on July 21st from 3-4pm: “Quantum Engineering of Superconducting Quibits.”

William D. Oliver is a jointly appointed Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Lincoln Laboratory Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include the materials growth, fabrication, design, and measurement of superconducting quibits, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics.

Superconducting quibits are coherent aartificial atoms assembled from electrical circuit elements and microwave optical components. Their lithographic scalability, compatibility with microwave control, and operability at nanosecond timescales all converge to make the superconducting quibit a highly attractive candidate for the constituent logical elements of a quantum information processor. Over the past decade, spectacular improvements in the manufacturing and control of these devices have moved the superconducting quibit modality from the realm of scientific curiosity to the threshold of technical reality. In this talk, William Oliver will present recent progress, challenges, and opportunities ahead in the engineering larger scale processors.

Hosted by the Northwest Quantum Nexus (NQN), a coalition led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Microsoft Quantum, and the University of Washington. These web-based seminars feature experts on quantum computing and its applications, and support NQN’s goal of creating a vibrant industry that will contribute to the economic vitality of the region. For questions, contact dianestephens@pnnl.gov.

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