Yale Quantum Institute Colloquium: Steven Flammia, University of Sidney, “Metrology of noise sources in meso-scale quantum devices”

Event time: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17 Hillhouse (), Common Room See map
17 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Current experiments in fault-tolerant quantum computing are at the level where high-fidelity quantum gates can be performed on encoded logical qubits. As the accuracy of these gates improves and we consider scaling yet further, it is a major challenge to determine whether the effective noise at the logical level is consistent with the threshold and if it will lead to a reasonable overhead. This talk will survey recent progress on addressing these questions, highlighting the state-of-the-art methods that can help us debug our quantum computers. In particular, I will show how coherent errors might be significantly more damaging to computations than previously assumed, and what characterization methods can be used to detect and compensate for such errors.


Specialized talk by Steve Flammia

“Tailored error-correcting codes for fault-tolerant quantum computing”

Tuesday 29 March 11am @ YQI