Realistic modelling of Majorana devices

Who: George Winkler, Microsoft
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:15pm

A CMU MSE seminar

Abstract: One of the largest obstacles to scalable quantum computing are errors caused by decoherence. Topological quantum computing uses materials with topological properties limiting errors by their very nature. In this seminar I will give a brief introduction on how to engineer topological superconductor nanowires, a crucial building block of topological quantum computers. To understand and optimally design such nanowire devices sophisticated modelling of their physics is required. I will discuss how to simulate  nanowire devices and compare simulation results to various experiments.

Location: Zoom (See PQI Newsletter for link)