quantum information science

Today’s quantum computing processors must operate at temperature close to absolute zero, and that goes for their electronics, too. Fermilab’s cryoelectronics experts recently hosted a first-of-its-kind workshop where leaders in quantum technologies took on the challenges of designing computer processors and sensors that work at ultracold temperatures.

In 1999, Nature published the first demonstration of a superconducting quantum bit, or qubit, a feat that relied on trillions of atoms operating in nearly perfect synchrony so that their collective, macroscopic, quantum state was either in 0, 1, or any desired complex superposition of the two. Chad Rigetti, CEO and founder of Rigetti Computing, will give insight into their efforts as a full-stack quantum computing start-up that has provided 24/7 cloud access to quantum processors since 2017. 

Don’t miss our colloquium speaker this Monday, Chad Rigetti, CEO and founder of Rigetti Computing. He will give insight into the quantum computing start-up’s efforts in quantum processors. He will describe system design considerations and challenges as industry scales up quantum technologies to hundreds of superconducting qubits that are continuously operated at temperatures colder than space, entangled and read out by a complex symphony of radio-frequency control electronics, as well as custom R&D solutions developed to satisfy demands imposed by…

From Kane County Connects, Sept. 3, 2019: As part of a number of grants to national laboratories and universities offered through its QuantISED program, DOE’s recent round of funding to Fermilab covers three initiatives related to quantum science. It also funds Fermilab’s participation in a fourth initiative led by Argonne National Laboratory.

A new joint task force initiative between the University of Chicago, Argonne and Fermilab will provide seed funding for collaborative projects in AI and quantum information science. The new grants programs will offer a total of $400K funding for projects that advance scientific discovery and insights in these two fields. The grants programs are part of a larger Joint Task Force Initiative, organized by the University of Chicago’s Office of Research and National Laboratories, which aims to encourage new interactions…

A Fermilab group has found a way to simulate, using a quantum computer, a class of particles that had resisted typical computing methods. Their novel approach opens doors to an area previously closed off to quantum simulation in areas beyond particle physics, thanks to cross-disciplinary inspiration.