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IQUIST Seminar: "Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei for Next-Generation Quantum Technology"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
IQUIST
Location
280 MRL
Date
Feb 19, 2020   1:00 pm  
Speaker
Christian Schneider, University of California, Los Angeles
Contact
Marjorie Gamel
E-Mail
mgamel@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-3762
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Originating Calendar
Physics - IQUIST Seminar

Quantum information processing (QIP) devices and quantum-assisted technologies can already be implemented in laboratories and will soon lead to a quantum revolution.  Trapped ions are one of the most promising candidates for a scalable quantum computing platform, as they have demonstrated the highest performance in most key metrics.

I will present work with both trapped atomic and trapped molecular ions and present a roadmap to a future quantum computer exploiting the best of each of these systems.

In addition, I will present our efforts in the search for the laser-accessible nuclear isomeric transition in thorium-229, which has superb properties for future time-keeping and QIP applications.  At the same time, it will allow for tests of fundamental physics.

Lastly, I will briefly introduce an experimental search effort for sterile neutrinos (HUNTER collaboration), which is enabled by the precise control that AMO physics offers for neutral atoms.

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