John M. Martinis, University of California, Santa Barbara
Materials for Superconducting Qubits
Quantum computing has entered a compelling scientific era as now
complex quantum algorithms can be run on multiple physical systems. A significant challenge for all qubits is lowering the gate errors: for superconducting qubits, a key milestone is achieving long coherence times in a scalable system. Martinis
will discuss some recent theoretical work on what he believes are important challenges for improving materials and design of superconducting qubits, including some key metrics that are important for everyone to report.