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Colloquia
Colloquium
Friday, November 11, 2005
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.

Jeremy Levy
[Host: Joe Poon]
University of Pittsburgh
"OxideSemiconductor Materials for Quantum Computation"

ABSTRACT:
Quantum computers, as yet undeveloped, are believed to be able to efficiently solve strategically important problems like number
factorization, database search, and the Schrodinger equation itself. The staggering potential of these and other applications has led to a worldwide race to build the first working quantum computer. The state of experimental
quantum computation is primitiveneither quantum bits (qubits) nor quantum gates (qugates) have been demonstrated in a scalable form. In this talk, I will give an overview of the new field of quantum information science and technology, and will describe a proposal to create a quantum information processor using ferroelectrically coupled electron spins in silicon. This
approach combines the latest advances in nanostructure and heterostructure design, ultrafast optical control, measurement science and signal processing. Progress toward these goals, pursued within the Center for OxideSemiconductor Materials for Quantum Computation (COSMQC), will be described.
This work is supported by DARPA QuIST through ARO contract number DAAD190110650. 



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