This project was started during the Spring semester of 2021, and the original project proposal can be found here. During this semester, a team of two members created a presentation on a topic related to quantum error correction each week. Going into the summmer, we will switch to a reading group format. Each week we wil have a reading addressing an aspect of quantum error correction. With the help of our graduate student mentor Alec, we will break down challenging topics, with the goal of gaining familiarity with the language and concepts of the field. The presentation slides are linked below, and the reading material will be posted going forward.
Meetings during the summer will take place weekly, currently planned for Wednesdays but potentially subject to change.
Alec Eikbusch has generously offered his guidance and support as our graduate student mentor.
Dr. Steven Girvin is our project mentor. Professor Girvin’s academic research is currently focused on ‘circuit QED,’ the quantum physics of microwave electrical circuits using superconducting Josephson junctions as artificial atoms. Check out his video “Introduction to Quantum Error Correction” for an acessible yet precise introduction to circuit QED and the problem of quantum error correction.
Presentations from the semester
- Classical Error Correction and the Quantum Repetition Code
- The 9-Qubit Shor Code
- “An Introduction to Quantum Error Correction”
- The Toric Code: Introduction to Topological QEC