Abstract: In this talk I intend to contextualize ultracold polar molecules (UPMs) in the world of quantum information science (QIS). I will elaborate on the strengths and weaknesses of UPMs and compare them with other architectures for QIS applications. Lastly, I will describe details of on ongoing experimental effort between the Gadway and DeMarco labs toward realizing UPMs at UIUC as well as discuss some theoretical results that were done in collaboration with our colleagues at Temple University and Virginia Tech.
This talk is intended for local QIS researchers at the University of Illinois; please do not share it more broadly. The link will be sent to the IQUIST mailing lists before the seminar.