25/09/2015, 14:00 — 15:00 — Amphitheatre Va2, Civil Engineering Building
John Martinis, University of California and Google Inc., Santa Barbara
What’s next after Moore’s law: quantum computing
As microelectronics technology nears the end of exponential growth over time, known as Moore’s law, there is a renewed interest in new computing paradigms. I will discuss recent research at UCSB on superconducting quantum bits, as well as our recent start at Google to build a useful quantum computer to solve machine learning problems. Two qubit experiments will be highlighted, one to simulate a chemical reaction that finds a cross section, and a second to extend the lifetime of a qubit state using quantum error correction.