Dr. Nayak also discusses the physics behind the topological qubit.
- Learn about topological phases in physics and how they are applied to quantum computing.
- Explore how topological properties create a level of protection that can, in principle, help a qubit retain quantum information despite what’s happening in the environment around it.
- Understand the role of the topological gap and the recently discovered Majorana zero modes, and how together they impact a topological qubit’s stability, size, and speed.
- Learn how to examine the raw data and analysis from Microsoft’s hardware research on Azure Quantum.
- Use interactive Jupyter notebooks and explore what’s next in engineering the world’s first topological qubit.
About the speaker
Chetan Nayak | Technical Fellow and VP of Quantum Hardware and Systems Engineering, Microsoft
Dr. Nayak is a pioneer of the study of quantum matter, including topological and non-equilibrium phases. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a PhD in physics from Princeton. He was an assistant, associate, and full professor at UCLA, a visiting professor at Nihon University in Tokyo, and is a professor of physics at UCSB. Chetan was a trustee of the Aspen Center for Physics and an editor of Annals of Physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and a National Science Foundation CAREER award. He has published more than 150 refereed articles with more than 20,000 citations and has been granted more than 20 patents. Chetan Nayak | Technical Fellow and VP of Quantum Hardware and Systems Engineering, Microsoft.