SESSION 3: Measurement-based quantum computation

Chair: (Rafael Alexander)
1:30pm - 2:15pmMercedes Gimeno-Segovia, PsiQuantum Corp. (invited)
Photonic quantum computing
Abstract. Photons make great qubits, they are cheap to produce, resilient to noise and the only known option for quantum communication. The two main traditional arguments against a fully linear-optical quantum computing architecture have been the lack of deterministic photonic entangling gates and the predisposition of photons to loss. However, a number of theoretical breakthroughs have made these arguments loose strength, while implementations in silicon photonics have opened the door to manufacturability at large scale. In this talk, I will describe an architecture for fault tolerant quantum computing based on linear optics, in the process I will explain how measurement-induced non-linearity can overcome the challenge of creating entanglement and how loss can be tackled with well-known error correcting codes.
2:15pm - 2:45pmRobert Raussendorf, University of British Columbia
A computationally universal phase of quantum matter
Abstract. We provide the first example of a symmetry protected quantum phase that has universal computational power. Throughout this phase, which lives in spatial dimension two, the ground state is a universal resource for measurement based quantum computation.

SQuInT Chief Organizer
Akimasa Miyake, Associate Professor

SQuInT Local Organizers
Rafael Alexander, Postdoctoral Fellow
Chris Jackson, Postdoctoral Fellow

SQuInT Administrator
Gloria Cordova
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SQuInT Assistant
Wendy Jay

SQuInT Founder
Ivan Deutsch, Regents' Professor, CQuIC Director

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