&lsquo\;Circuit QED&rsquo\; is the qua ntum theory of superconducting qubits strongly interacting with microwave photons in electrical circuits. It is the leading solid-state architecture in the race to develop large-scale fault-tolerant quantum computers\, and is the only technology that has demonstrated quantum error correction tha t actually extends the lifetime of quantum information. \;

\n\nIn this talk\, I will present an elementary introduction to the basic concepts underlying superconducting quantum processors. Their ability to control and make quantum non-demolition (QND) measurements of individual m icrowave photons is a powerful resource for quantum computation\, communic ation and simulation. \; \; I will illustrate these capabilities w ith recent experiments on a programmable quantum simulator that uses effic ient boson sampling of microwave photons to predict the Franck-Condon vibr ational spectra of various small tri-atomic molecules. \; Finally\, I will briefly explore possible future directions for simulation of quantum many-body problems involving interacting bosons.

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\n DTSTART:20200904T193000Z LOCATION:online\, Room via Zoom SUMMARY:Programmable Quantum Simulation with Superconducting Qubits and Mic rowave Photons END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR