Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

Monday, November 29
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm ET
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom


John M. Martinis

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.


About John M. Martinis

John Martinis did pioneering experiments in superconducting qubits in the mid 1980s for his PhD thesis.  He has worked on a variety of low-temperature device physics during his career, focusing on quantum computation since the late 1990s.  He was awarded the London Prize in low-temperature physics in 2014 for his work in this field.  From 2014 to 2020, he worked at Google to build a useful quantum computer, culminating in a quantum supremacy experiment in 2019.  He was awarded the John Stewart Bell Prize in 2021.


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