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Spring 2022 Bethe Lecture Series-Cornell Community Lecture

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Rockefeller Hall, Schwartz Auditorium
Central Campus

Bethe Cornell Community Lecture, Professor John Martinis, UC Santa Barbara

Title:  Building a Quantum Computer

Host:  Dan Ralph

Abstract:  Nature allows the storage and manipulation of data in new and powerful ways using quantum mechanics. I will explain the basic concepts behind the exponential power of this technology and how to build a quantum computer using superconductors. I will show recent experimental data on a “quantum supremacy” experiment with 53 qubits:  the Sycamore processor takes about 200 seconds to run a quantum circuit a million times - the equivalent task for a state-of-the-art classical supercomputer would take approximately 10,000 years. Finally, I will explain some of the future uses of quantum algorithms and what may be in store for the field in the next 10 years.

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Cornell Community members may attend in-person.  All other interested parties are encouraged to join via the livestream.

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