Trapped Ions and Quantum Computers

Event Description


You are cordially invited to the International STEM & Innovation Colloquia Series (ISICS) Series-15, hosted by Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), in collaboration with the IEEE Sensors & Nanotechnology Council Malaysia.

Date: 21 February 2024 (Wednesday)

Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Speaker: Prof. David J. Wineland

Philip H. Knight Distinguished Research Chair,

Research Professor, Department of Physics, University of Oregon, USA

2012 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

“For ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems”.

Title of the talk: Trapped Ions and Quantum Computers

PLATFORM: Online (Zoom & YouTube Live Streaming) 


About the Speaker:

Our ISICS Series-15 will showcase Prof. David J. Wineland, the 2012 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics.

David Wineland received a B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1965 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1970.  Following a postdoctoral position at the University of Washington in Seattle, he joined the Time and Frequency Division of NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Boulder, Colorado, from 1975 to 2018, where he was a group leader and NIST Fellow.  He is now a Philip H. Knight Distinguished Research Chair and Research Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.

Starting with graduate school, a long-term goal of his work has been to increase the precision of atomic spectroscopy, the measurement of the frequencies of atoms’ characteristic vibrations.  This research has applications to making better atomic clocks and has led to experiments that enable precise control of atomic energy levels and atomic motion.  Such control can be applied to metrology whose precision is limited only by the constraints of quantum mechanics and to demonstrations of the basic building blocks of a quantum computer.  For this work, he shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics with Serge Haroche, Collège de France, Paris.  Wineland is married to Sedna Quimby Wineland, and they have two sons.

In his talk entitled, Trapped Ions and Quantum Computers, Wineland will provide an overview of the trapped ions and how it can be applied for quantum computers.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity and join us now!

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