Open Quantum Computing, One Atom at a Time

Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) - Room 0101
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 at 7:00 PM  - 8:00 PM EDT 
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Event Details

Quantum computing promises to advance our computational abilities significantly in many high-impact research areas. In this period of rapid development, the experimental capabilities needed to build quantum computing devices and prototypes are highly specialized and often difficult to access. In this public talk, we'll discuss how to build quantum computing devices one atom a time using the ion-trap approach. We'll show how we build quantum bits out of individually isolated atoms, explore how we use them to simulate other complex systems, and showcase how we're building open-access hardware to advance research in this exciting field.

Visitor parking is available in lot M for $6

*Ticket holders must be in their seats no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the lecture. After this time, guests in the waiting line will be invited into the theatre to fill any empty seat.


Rajibul Islam
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
Associate Professor


Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) - Room 0101
200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 CA


IQC Public Lecture

Organizer Details

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Institute for Quantum Computing

The Institute for Quantum Computing is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo harnessing the quantum laws of nature to develop powerful new technologies that will transform information technology and drive the 21st century economy.