Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of New Mexico

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Benchmarking NISQ-era quantum processors

Presented by Jay Gambetta, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

As the field marches towards quantum advantage with near-term quantum processors, it becomes imperative to characterize, verify, and validate performance. An outstanding scientific challenge in the community is a scalable set of metrics or experiments which can shed light on the usability of a device for near-term algorithms. Moreover, it becomes critical to explore techniques to extend the computational reach of noisy systems, be it through understanding underlying non-idealities, or more efficient circuit compilation. In this talk I will review the work we are doing at IBM to develop a “Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum” (NISQ ) device and our recent results.

3:30 pm, Friday, December 7, 2018
Room 125, Dane Smith Hall
Southwest corner of Las Lomas and Yale, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Refreshments will be available before the colloquium, at 3:15 pm, in the lobby of Dane Smith Hall.

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