Building a quantum computer using silicon quantum dots

Speaker:Professor Sue Coppersmith
Affiliation:University of Wisconsin, Madison
Location:Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323)
Abstract:It has been shown theoretically that by exploiting the nature of quantum physics, quantum computers can
solve certain computational problems much more efficiently than classical computers can. To build a
quantum computer that is large enough to provide such an advantage, fundamental physics advances are required.
This talk will discuss the challenges involved in building a large-scale quantum computer as well as progress that
we have made in developing a quantum computer using quantum dots in silicon/silicon-germanium heterostructures.