Physics Colloquium - Friday, Nov. 17th, 2006, 4:00 P.M.

E300 Math/Science Center; Refreshments at 3:30 P.M. in Room E200

Michael Geller
University of Georgia

Quantum Gate Design

A quantum computer, if one could be built, would transform information technology by providing vastly increased computational power for certain specialized tasks, such as searching databases or breaking codes. The objective of quantum gate design is to theoretically determine the actual computational power of a proposed quantum computing architecture, such as trapped ions or superconducting circuits, and to design and optimize real quantum gates and algorithm implementations for that architecture. Work is done in collaboration with the UCSB superconducting quantum computation program and our quantum gate design methods will be applied to that architecture.