Quantum Computing for Science
Prof. Kenneth Brown
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech
Abstract: Quantum computation promises to provide scientists and engineers a new tool for accurately and efficiently calculating the properties of materials and molecules. The challenge is how to build a sufficiently large quantum computer that can compete with today's classical computer systems. After introducing the promises and challenges of quantum computers, I will discuss my group's approach to making robust quantum computers via quantum control and quantum error correction.
Bio: Kenneth Brown is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computational Science and Engineering, and Physics. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT. His research interests include quantum information processing and cold molecular ions. He currently serves as the Past Chair of the Division of Quantum Information of the American Physical Society.