**» Physics of Information Colloquium «**

Jointly with the Quantum Computation and Information Seminar

*What’s next after Moore’s law: quantum computing*

**John Martinis**

(University of California and Google Inc.)

*Date and time*

*:*

**Friday 25 September 2015, at 14:00**

*Location*

*:*

**VA2**

**, Civil Engineering Building, IST,**

**Lisbon**

*Abstract:*

As microelectronics technology nears the end of exponential growth over time, known as Moore’s law, there is a renewed interest in new computing paradigms. I will discuss recent research at UCSB on superconducting quantum bits, as well as our recent start at Google to build a useful quantum computer to solve machine learning problems. Two qubit experiments will be highlighted, one to simulate a chemical reaction that finds a cross section, and a second to extend the lifetime of a qubit state using quantum error correction.

Organized by:

- Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information:

Foundations of Future Information Technologies (DP-PMI) - Physics of Information Group, Instituto de Telecomunicações

*Supported by:*

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (PD/00204/2012 and UID/EEA/50008/2013) and

QUTE-EUROPE – Quantum Technologies for Europe

**(GA 600788).**

**Event poster available here.**