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Physics colloquium-“Trapped Ion Quantum Computing”
March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Abstract: Decades of progress in trapped ion quantum computing across academia, government labs, and industry enabled some of the world’s highest performing systems, improving our understanding of how to move forward in this emerging technology. Quantinuum is pursuing the quantum charge-coupled device (QCCD) architecture of trapped ion quantum computing and recently developed advancements in basic primitive operations of the architecture, ion transport, logical gates, and qubit initialization and detection, helping to define hardware for the next generation quantum computers. In parallel research tracks, current systems are used to gather crucial information about application performance in the areas of quantum error correction and simulations of quantum dynamics.
Biography: Dr. Russell Stutz is currently leading the Commercial Products group of HQS, where he is responsible for the design and build of commercial quantum computers. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Kansas, taking a commission in the US Air Force through the ROTC program upon graduation. As an Air Force officer, he worked on laser research at the Air Force Research Lab, Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland AFB, NM. Dr. Stutz received his PhD from the University of Colorado-Boulder in atomic, molecular, and optical physics in 2010 under the tutelage of his research advisor Eric Cornell. After receiving his PhD, Dr. Stutz has worked industrial research and development at AOSense, a small company in California developing quantum sensors, as well as Lockheed Martin in Colorado. He has been with Honeywell since 2016, and was one of the first employees at the Broomfield, CO site.
Lecture held in CoorsTek 140/150.