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The Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center hosts a series of talks about topics related to Quantum Information Sciences in its various forms, including (but not limiting to): Quantum computers, Quantum simulation, Measuring the elusive Majorana fermion, and Photons. Talks will be given by senior researchers as well as students and postdocs. 

IQUIST Seminar: "Error correction in quantum computers and beyond," Aleksander Kubica, Amazon Web Services Center for Quantum Computing

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190 Engineering Sciences Building, 1101 W Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Jan 31, 2023   11:00 - 11:50 am  
Aleksander Kubica, Research Scientist, Amazon Web Services Center for Quantum Computing
Hannah Stites

Error correction in quantum computers and beyond

Abstract: Quantum computers introduce a radically new paradigm of information processing and revolutionize our thinking about the world. However, designing and building quantum computers that operate properly even when some of their components malfunction and cause errors is a heroic endeavor. In this talk, I will explain how quantum error correction and the theory of fault tolerance are indispensable to achieve this task. I will also discuss the profound impact of quantum error correction on our understanding of nature, ranging from new insights into quantum many-body physics to fundamental limitations on sensing and computation.

Bio: Aleksander Kubica is a research scientist at the Amazon Web Services Center for Quantum Computing in Pasadena, CA, USA. Aleksander received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of John Preskill. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada. His work explores various aspects of quantum technologies, including quantum computation, quantum error correction and quantum metrology. Aleksander is also excited about the intersection of quantum information science and quantum many-body physics.

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