Title: Scaling photonic quantum computers
Speaker: Zachary Vernon, Head of Hardware, Xanadu
Date: October 7
Event link: https://stanford.zoom.us/s/96197682418 password: 752208
Photonics is emerging as one of the leading contenders for building useful quantum computers. I will discuss our recent efforts in building and cloud-deploying photonic quantum computing devices, and our roadmap for scaling up and achieving fault tolerance.
Zachary Vernon is the Head of Hardware at Xanadu, where he leads a team of over 30 physicists and engineers building the world’s first photonic quantum computers. Zachary holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto and has expertise in integrated photonic technologies for generation, control, and measurement of quantum light.