Building Useful Quantum Computers with Atoms

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79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Level 3 · Singapore

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Presented by SGInnovate
Partnered with Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS

Quantum computers exploit exponentially complex quantum superpositions for tackling hard computational problems that could never be solved classically. While it is a great challenge to build useful quantum computers, they are so radically different than classical computers that we should not expect them to look at all alike or even be built from solid-state components.

For example, trapped atomic ions are the most advanced and capable platform for scalable quantum computers, featuring perfect atomic clock qubits that are fully connected through reconfigurable entangling gates defined by external laser fields.

With these scaling prerequisites in hand, the challenge is now to exploit laser pulse-shaping, atomic shutting and photonic interconnects to create large modular quantum information processors for useful computational tasks. The good news is that for trapped ion systems, these challenges do not require any scientific breakthroughs and are entirely engineering in nature. At this session, Christopher will summarise some of the latest results in trapped ion quantum computing, coming from both academic and industrial settings.

Date: 16 August, Friday
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: BASH, Level 3, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore[masked] via Lift Lobby 3

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Programme Details:
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Registration
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Talk on Building Useful Quantum Computers with Atoms
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Networking

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