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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Annenberg 105
Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond
John Preskill, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics; Allen V.C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, CALTECH,

Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) technology will be available in
the near future. Quantum computers with 50-100 qubits may be able to
perform tasks which surpass the capabilities of today's classical
digital computers, but noise in quantum gates will limit the size of
quantum circuits that can be executed reliably. NISQ devices will be
useful tools for exploring many-body quantum physics, and may have other
useful applications, but the 100-qubit quantum computer will not change
the world right away --- we should regard it as a significant step
toward the more powerful quantum technologies of the future. Quantum
technologists should continue to strive for more accurate quantum gates
and, eventually, fully fault-tolerant quantum computing.

Based on this paper:

For more information, please contact Diane Goodfellow by email at [email protected].