Dr. Michael Biercuk, CEO & Founder at Q-CTRL
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Dr. Michael Biercuk


CEO & Founder
Q-CTRL

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Conference Day One: September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019


1:35 PM Accelerating the pathway to useful Quantum computers at Q-CTRL

Defeat the "N" in NISQ:  Suppressing noise in contemporary quantum computing architectures with Q-CTRL.

Today's Quantum computers suffer from noise and instabilities that limit our ability to execute algorithms.  In the abstract (and the long term), we are hopeful that Quantum error correction (QEC) will enable us to build arbitrarily large Quantum computers from imperfect hardware.  But what can we do today when QEC remains primarily the realm of mathematical proof rather than practical application?  

Quantum Firmware provides a lab validated route to stabilize Quantum computers against noise without the need for QEC and without changing the hardware.  By leveraging insights from the discipline of control engineering  - which has given us stable flight, walking robots, and autonomous vehicles - we're able to augment the performance of modern Quantum computers at the lowest levels of the Quantum compute stack.  Learn about the foundations of Quantum firmware and how it can be used to accelerate the pathway to true Quantum advantage.