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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Dr. Boris Blinov

Webster Physical Science Building, Pullman, WA 99163
Webster 17
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About the event

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Boris Blinov, Department of Physics at University of Washington. Dr. Blinov will present their talk, “Trapped Ion Research at UW: Qubits, Qudits, Quantum Jumps, Entanglement and Fun in Two Dimensions”, Thursday, October 28 at 4:10 p.m. in Webster 17.

Abstract: In this talk, I will present some recent and ongoing work at the UW Ion Trap group. Our main focus is on quantum computing and quantum simulations. Trapped ions are excellent qubits, and we recently demonstrated a high-fidelity qubit state detection in a trapped ion qubit register. More recently, through our collaboration with the nuclear theory colleagues, we have started the development of qudits, or d-level quantum systems, in single trapped ions. Qudits offer better near-term scaling for some important quantum simulations of QCD and more.

I will also discuss our work towards remote entanglement of a single trapped ion and a solid-state spin (collaboration with the Fu group), studies of quantum jumps in single and multiple trapped ions, and the recent success in stabilizing large two-dimensional ion crystals, which can serve as a platform for large-scale quantum simulation and computation.