Advances in Scalable Hardware Platforms for Quantum Computing

737. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

10 Jan - 13 Jan 2021


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Stefan Filipp, Walther-Meissner-Institut, Garching, DEU • Dr. Andreas Fuhrer, IBM Zurich, SUI • Prof. Dr. Frank Willhelm-Mauch, U des Saarlandes, DEU • Dr. Maud Vinet, CEA-Grenoble, FRA

Quantum computing is in the middle of the Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) computing era that is characterized by architectures that do not yet feature full error correction, but are already powerful enough to serve as a testbed for a wide variety of algorithms with potential scientific and commercial applications such as quantum chemistry or finance.  Signatures of quantum advantage become already visible on first quantum processors, and several platforms are made available as cloud services that serve a fast-growing user community. The 737th WE-Heraeus Seminar on “Advances in Scalable Hardware Platforms for Quantum Computing” brings together leading quantum scientists from academia and industry concentrating on the three main potentially scalable quantum architectures — ion traps, spin qubits in quantum dots, and superconducting qubits. It will focus on recent hardware developments made in these fields in the business sector, which has grown rapidly in the recent past, and at university and government labs. The seminar furthermore aims to discuss advances in algorithms that make best use of the available quantum hardware on the path to identify promising fields of first quantum applications.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.