Quantum computing

Quantum simulation and quantum computing represent revolutionary ways to process information and to learn about our world. The basic idea is to prepare a set of quantum objects (e.g., atoms, ions, electrons, photons) in a well defined quantum state and to transform this state by making them interact in controlled ways, thereby overcoming the intrinsic limitations of classical devices when it comes to representing quantum states and their evolution. While this technology is still in its early days, quantum simulators and quantum computers are set to become indispensable tools for high-performance scientific computing and hybrid quantum-classical computing for many-body physics, quantum chemistry, material science, mathematics, optimization, machine learning, and presumably other, yet undiscovered applications.

In the EQM group we are developing quantum processors based on arrays of optically trapped atoms with interactions mediated by their Rydberg states.

More details about our work can be found in the following papers

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