Building a quantum computer using silicon quantum dots

Who: Dr. Sue Coppersmith, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

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 and materials science challenges that arise, and how close coupling between theory and experiment has enabled substantial progress towards the goal of high fidelity qubits.  Prospects for further development will also be discussed.