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.