Scaling photonic quantum computers

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Scaling photonic quantum computers
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Huang 18
Zachary Vernon - Xanadu
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Photonics is emerging as one of the leading contenders for building useful quantum computers. I will discuss our recent efforts in building and cloud-deploying photonic quantum computing devices, and our roadmap for scaling up and achieving fault tolerance.


Zachary Vernon is the Head of Hardware at Xanadu, where he leads a team of over 30 physicists and engineers building the world’s first photonic quantum computers. Zachary holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto and has expertise in integrated photonic technologies for generation, control, and measurement of quantum light.