Practical Quantum Computing: Practice and Applications

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Practical Quantum Computing: Practice and Applications
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Gates B12
Jungsang Kim - Duke University
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Remarkable progress has been made in programmable quantum computers based on trapped ion technology, Quantum computing is moving out of the research labs and starting to attract real-world problems in various areas of science and industry. Flexible architectures enabled by trapped ion systems are leading the way in discovering new ways to tackle interesting real-world problems. In this talk, I will discuss the novel innovations made in recent years on developing high performance quantum computers and solutions to practical problems using trapped ion systems.


Jungsang Kim, Ph.D. is the Schiciano Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics at Duke University, where he has led many collaborative research and development projects at the frontier of foundational quantum computing technologies since 2004. In 2015, Kim co-founded IonQ with his long-time colleague Dr. Chris Monroe, to commercialize quantum computers. Prior to joining Duke University, Kim was a Technical Manager and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, working on optical and wireless communication technologies. Kim received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea (1992), and his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Stanford University in Stanford, CA, USA (1999). He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, American Physical Society and Optica (formerly Optical Society of America).