Title: “Quantum Computers and Quantum Simulators”
Prof. Enrique Solano (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain)
ABSTRACT: I will pedagogically introduce quantum computers and quantum simulators from a wide interdisciplinary perspective. The goal is the systematic and scalable use of the fundamentals of quantum physics for the sake of computational speed-up. Along these lines, I will describe the key features that differentiate a variety of quantum computing and quantum simulation paradigms, as well as the diversity of quantum platforms that are being developed to realize them in the lab. Quantum computation and quantum simulation are two of the most challenging quantum technologies, which aim at transforming and enhancing the classical concepts of information processing and scientific modeling. Quantum supremacy, the moment in which scalable quantum machines outperform classical supercomputers, may be reachable in the upcoming years, paving the way towards the second quantum revolution.