Group Seminar at MPQ & via Zoom: Fault-Tolerant Quantum Error Correction: From Concepts to Experiments

May 17, 2022

Prof. Markus Müller, RWTH Aachen/FZ Jülich
Group Seminar in MPQ lecture hall & via video conference (Zoom)
Tuesday, May 17, 9:00 am (MEZ)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the group seminar will be a hybrid event, allowing participants to attend the seminar virtually and in-person. This procedure enables us to continue our research, enhance discussions and exchange important information.


To date, the construction of a scalable fault-tolerant quantum computer remains a fundamental scientific and technological challenge, due to the influence of unavoidable noise. In the seminar, I will introduce basic concepts of quantum error correction and topological quantum codes, which allow one to protect quantum information during storage and processing. When manipulating logical quantum states, it is imperative that errors caused by imperfect operations do not spread uncontrollably through the quantum register, requiring so-called fault-tolerant quantum circuit designs. I will discuss recent theory work, perspectives and experimental progress towards fault-tolerant quantum error correction on various physical platforms, including the first experimental realisation of a fault-tolerant universal logical gate set.

If you would like to join our group seminar via Zoom, please contact us for more information.

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