QRC Seminar Series - Dr. Kristan Temme

Feb 12, 2024
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Dr. Kristan Temme

IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center

12th February 2024, 5:00pm - 6:00pm (GST)

Auditorium 1

Title:What can I do with a noisy quantum computer?
Abstract:Quantum computers can offer dramatic speed-ups over their classical counterparts for certain problems. However, noise remains the biggest impediment to realizing the full potential of quantum computing. While the theory of quantum error correction offers a solution to his challenge, a large-scale implementation of fault tolerance is well beyond the reach of current quantum hardware. What can one hope to do then, with existing noisy processors? In this talk I will discuss protocols and experiments to produce reliable computations from noisy qubit quantum processors. This strategy reveals a continuous evolution for quantum computing to benefit from step-by-step improvements in gate fidelities and speed.
Bio:Dr. Kristan is a Research Staff Member and the manager of the Theory of Quantum Algorithms group at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. The research areas Krsitan is currently working on the most are quantum algorithms and noise in complex quantum systems. He has received a diploma in Physics from the University of Heidelberg in 2007. In 2011 Kristan completed a Ph.D in Physics at the University of Vienna. Between 2012 and 2014 he was a Erwin Schroedinger postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Theoretical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Between March 2014 and September 2015 Dr. Kristan was a postdoc at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at the California Institute of Technology. He has joined IBM research in September 2015.