David Cory, IQC Waterloo

Topic: "A Path Towards a Quantum Computer" (Video)

Abstract: Quantum mechanics is the ultimate law of nature and when we engineer devices to function uniquely quantum mechanically then we reach the ultimate efficiency allowed by nature. For many interesting tasks this quantum efficiency greatly exceeds that of classical devices. Today we are developing quantum sensors, actuators and information processors, moving along a path that we hope will take us to a quantum computer. I will describe one such path using a hybrid processor of superconductors, electron and nuclear spins.