In this video, Dr. Chetan Nayak explores topological superconductivity and its application in quantum computing.
Dr. Chetan Nayak explores topological superconductivity and its application in quantum computing and gives an overview of his recently published paper on the topological gap protocol, which demontrates how his team engineered devices that can controllably induce the topological superconducting phase supporting majorana zero modes, an essential step on the path to a new type of protected qubit. Dr. Nayak also explores Microsoft's motivation for building a quantum computer and explains the kinds of problems best suited for quantum computing.
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.