Colloquium

Building a quantum computer using silicon quantum dots

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 2:30 PM
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Colloquium
Building a quantum computer using silicon quantum dots

Susan Coppersmith
Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin

Jan. 20 2017 at 2:30pm in C9000

Synopsis

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.