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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

PIRSA:16100048  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Fault-tolerant quantum computation in the 21st century
Speaker(s): Daniel Gottesman
Abstract:

Experimentalists are getting better and better at building qubits, but no matter how hard they try, their qubits will never be perfect.  In order to build a large quantum computer, we will almost certainly need to encode the qubits using quantum error-correcting codes and encode the quantum circuits using fault-tolerant protocols.  This will eventually allow reliable quantum computation even when the individual components are imperfect.  I will review the current state of the art of quantum fault tolerance and discuss progress towards answering the most important questions that will enable large fault-tolerant quantum computers.

Date: 12/10/2016 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium
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