16 May 2022
from 19:00 to 20:30
"New Frontier of Quantum Science and Engineering" by Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Mikhail Lukin
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As MCQST Distinguished Lecturer, Prof. Mikhail Lukin is giving a series of talks targeted to varied audiences. This public talk is designed for anybody curious about quantum science -- even complete beginners!
New Frontier of Quantum Science and Engineering
Mikhail Lukin - Harvard University
A broad effort is currently under way to build quantum machines that may be capable of outperforming the existing classical counterparts in executing useful tasks in areas ranging from computation and communication to sensing and metrology. Practical realization of such systems and exploration of their potential capabilities and limitations are among the central challenges in the new field of quantum science and engineering. In this talk, we will describe several examples of recent work towards these goals. These include realization of programmable systems composed of hundreds of quantum bits and their use for scientific applications such as studying new forms of quantum matter and solving complex computational problems, realization of quantum networks and their application to improved quantum communication, as well recent advances in quantum sensing, aimed towards magnetic resonance imaging of individual molecules and novel approaches to biomedical diagnostics. Challenges and opportunities for building large-scale quantum machines and realizing their real-world applications will be discussed.
About Mikhail Lukin