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Departmental Colloquium

Kirkpatrick Award Colloquium  
Guest Speaker
Joydip Ghosh  
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UGA Physics and Astronomy  
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Bill Dennis  
Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
Physics Auditorium (Rm. 202)  

Quantum Computing with Superconductors

A quantum computer, a computing device powered by the laws of quantum mechanics, would be capable of solving a class of problems exponentially faster than classical computers. The modern era of superconducting quantum computing began a decade ago with the demonstration of long-lived quantum states in Josephson junction devices. In this talk I travel through the timeline of quantum computing and discuss current challenges. A major problem is to understand how to perform quantum operations fault-tolerantly, and I will discuss the emerging subject of topological quantum error correction in this context.