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Dr. John Nichol, University of Rochester

Quantum Information Processing with Semiconductor Quantum Dots

October 7 (Thursday), 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (EDT)
Virtual via Zoom

Abstract: Individual electron spins in semiconductor quantum dots are a leading platform for quantum computing, because they have extremely long coherence times and are compatible with advanced semiconductor manufacturing techniques. In this talk, Dr. Nichol will describe how one can create, manipulate, and measure qubits based on electron spins in quantum dots. He will review some of the exciting advances that have occurred in this field over the past few years, and will discuss some promising future directions.

Biography: John Nichol is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester. He earned a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA from St. Olaf College. Nichol investigates the quantum mechanics of nanoscale objects, especially individual electrons in semiconductor quantum dots. Nichol’s current research focuses on improving the coherence of electron spin qubits using new materials and control methods, exploring new ways to transfer quantum information between distant spin qubits, and many-body quantum coherence in spin chains. Nichol is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and a Google Research Scholar Award.