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Physics & Astronomy Quantum Nano Seminar - Dr. Pedro Lopes, QuEra Computing Inc.

Title: "QuEra–Quantum Computing with Neutral Atoms"

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Wilder 104 & Zoom
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts and Sciences, Lectures & Seminars

Abstract: Gate-based quantum computers have recently become widespread, accessible to all via teh cloud. In this noisy intermediate-scale quantum computing era, however, systems are limited in size and capacity in such a way that currently available devices can invariably by simulated with laptops or clusters. With the goal of pushing the edge of computation and enabling discovery via quantum resources, QuEra has recently made public a new concept of quantum computers: machines tha are large enough and quantum enough to present a real challenge for classical simulation, albeit being not universal in its programmability. In this talk, we will introduce these neutral-atom analog quantum computers, the concept of Field Programmable Qubit Arrags (FPQA), Aquila - the first publicly available FPQA on the cloud - and its range of applicability for scientific discovery in quantum simulation and dynamics. We will present details on how to encode problems in optimization and frustrated quantum matter in neutral-atom Hamiltonians and cover topics such as the Rydberg blockade and the distinction between analog and digital (gate-based) quantum computing.

Hosted by Rufus Boyack

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Meeting ID: 915 9790 1421
Passcode: Quantum

For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning

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