Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
PLV XII: Plenarvortrag
Donnerstag, 4. April 2019, 14:00–14:45, H1
Quantum computing - progress towards applications — •Heike Riel — IBM Research, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
For nearly 70 years the microelectronics industry built increasingly powerful programmable systems with performance and economics driven by Moore's Law and enabling some of the seminal breakthroughs of the twentieth century. Today one of the most exciting new frontiers of information technology is quantum computing. In the recent years rapid progress in development of quantum technologies has been achieved. Quantum computers promise to outperform conventional computers in certain types of problems such as, e.g., combinatorial optimization, algebraic algorithms, machine learning, and computation of complex many-body physical systems. In this presentation our recent developments towards a scalable quantum computing platform using superconducting Qubit technology integrated into an end-to-end eco-system will be discussed. Furthermore, technological progress towards tackling practical applications with potential advantage on near-term quantum computing hardware will be highlighted. In that regard an error mitigation technique to obtain zero-noise estimates of expectation values that require no additional quantum resources is introduced.