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“How Many Qubits Are Needed for Quantum Supremacy?” interview with Alex Dalzell

A recent Quantum paper with lead author Alex Dalzell prompted the IEEE Spectrum article "How Many Qubits Are Needed for Quantum Supremacy? (Whether Google achieved quantum supremacy depends on perspective)". Alex Dalzell In the end, “have we reached quantum computational supremacy when we've done something that we don’t know how to do with [...]

2020-05-29T17:00:42-07:00May 29th, 2020|News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Iron Man talks quantum

Spiros Michalakis, IQIM's Manager of Outreach and Research Scientist, can count superheroes as his coworkers - official superheroes (Ant Man, Wasp, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers). As an adviser for Marvel projects including Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), he is one of the Marvel arsenal of experts. In the November 1 Physics [...]

2020-02-18T18:54:04-08:00November 4th, 2019|Media, Uncategorized|2 Comments

IQIM Seminar talk by John Martinis

John Martinis, Research Scientist and Professor of Physics Google and UCSB was the November 1 IQIM seminar speaker Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor. The talk was recorded and is available on the Caltech YouTube channel. Photograph of the Sycamore processor. (Erik Lucero, Research Scientist and Lead Production Quantum Hardware) Abstract: The [...]

2019-11-01T18:05:55-07:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fernando Brandao honored with 2020 Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing

Fernando Brandao was recognized by the APS "For outstanding achievements in entanglement theory and in the intersection of quantum computation, quantum thermodynamics, and quantum many-body physics." He is the 2020 recipient of the Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing This award recognizes recent outstanding contributions in quantum information science, especially using [...]

2019-10-21T15:44:37-07:00October 21st, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why I Called It ‘Quantum Supremacy’ John Preskill’s column in Quanta

John Preskill is a contributing columnist for Quanta Magazine. Read his October 2 column Why I Called It 'Quantum Supremacy' James O’Brien for Quanta Magazine A recent paper from Google’s quantum computing lab announced that the company had achieved quantum supremacy. Everyone has been talking about it, but what does it all mean? In [...]

2019-10-02T12:18:53-07:00October 2nd, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Xie Chen awarded 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize

Xie Chen along with former Caltech postdoc Lukasz Fidkowski, now at University of Washington; Michael Levin, University of Chicago; and Max A. Metlitski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology received the the 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize For incisive contributions to the understanding of topological states of matter and the relationships between them. Caltech's Katherine L. [...]

2019-10-02T12:16:58-07:00September 9th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

IQIM faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Thomas Vidick, professor of computing and mathematical sciences, and Austin Minnich, professor of mechanical engineering and applied physics received the 2019 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The awards were announced on July 2. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to outstanding scientists and engineers at the [...]

2019-07-15T10:56:39-07:00July 15th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent Paper by Endres group: Alkaline-Earth Atoms in Optical Tweezers

Cold atoms trapped in optical tweezers have become a powerful tool for quantum science. However, well-developed trapping techniques have so far been restricted to alkali atoms, which have just a single valence electron. Applying tweezer techniques to the two-valence-electron alkaline-earth atoms, which are used in the most precise atomic clocks, would enable many new experiments [...]

2019-01-15T14:52:53-08:00January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments