Circuit quantum electrodynamics, where photons are coherently coupled to artificial atoms built with superconducting circuits, has enabled the investigation and control of macroscopic quantum-mechanical phenomena in superconductors. Hybrid circuits incorporating semiconducting nanowires and other electrostatically-gateable elements into superconducting circuits have broadened the scope of cQED to probing mesoscopic superconductivity. In this talk, I will review recent work on hybrid superconducting circuits and the extension of such circuits for use in magnetic fields. In particular, I will discuss our work building hybrid transmon and fluxonium qubits based on semiconducting nanowires and their prospects for exploring topological superconductivity.
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