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14 September 2020 – 17 September 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

Marissa Giustina

Google AI Quantum

Building Google’s Quantum Computer

The Google AI Quantum team develops chip-based circuitry that one can interact with (control and read out) and which behaves reliably according to a simple quantum model. Such quantum hardware holds promise as a platform for tackling problems intractable to classical computing hardware. While the demonstration of a universal, fault-tolerant, quantum computer remains a goal for the future, it has informed the design of a prototype with which we have recently controlled a quantum system of unprecedented scale. This talk introduces Google’s quantum computing effort from both hardware and quantum-information perspectives, including an overview of recent technological developments and results.

About the Speaker

Dr. Marissa Giustina is a senior research scientist and quantum electronics engineer in the Google AI Quantum hardware team. She joined Google’s quantum computing research effort in 2016, and much of her work since then has focused on developing and deploying the technological infrastructure needed to scale up the team’s quantum processors by an order of magnitude in qubit number. Prior to Google, Dr. Giustina worked at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, where she designed, built, and published a “loophole-free” experiment testing Bell’s inequality using entangled optical photons.