Physics Club: Susan Coppersmith, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Building a quantum computer using silicon quantum dots”

Event time: 
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), 57 See map
217 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

In principle, quantum computers that exploit the nature of quantum physics can solve some problems much more efficiently than classical computers can. Motivated by the tremendous scalability of classical silicon electronics, we are working to build a large-scale quantum computer using silicon technology similar to that used to build current classical computers.

This talk will discuss the fundamental physics challenges that arise, the progress that we have made, and prospects for further development.