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AIP-FLEET live-streamed talk: Go big or go home: scaling up quantum computing with optical continuous-variable systems

August 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: A. Prof Nicolas C Menicucci ,CQC²T Chief Investigator, RMIT

Quantum computers promise to revolutionise information processing by exploiting the curious features of quantum physics. One of the biggest challenges to a viable quantum computer with real-world impact is scaling it up to handle large computations. Optical modes can be stitched together into extremely large entangled resource states for quantum computing, comprising one million modes or more, if continuous variables are used instead of single photons. In this talk, I will introduce the principles of continuous-variable quantum computing and discuss recent theoretical and experimental results in this exciting field.

Join via Zoom: https://monash.zoom.us/j/91157008340?pwd=aVIvdFNyR3FnWUN4a1hnbFc1SDlqUT09
Zoom password: AIP

Nicolas C Menicucci is an Associate Professor of Physics at RMIT University, a Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) and senior leader of the QuRMIT Lab (qurmit.org). He and his team perform theoretical research in continuous-variable quantum computing and relativistic quantum information.

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