IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Monday May 9, 2022 10:00 AM

Quantinuum and TKET

Speaker: Mark Jackson, Quantinuum
Location: Annenberg 105

Special IQIM Seminar

Abstract: As a recent combination of two strong global leaders in quantum computing, Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum, Quantinuum integrates quantum hardware and software, including solutions for drug discovery, materials science, finance, and other applications. Quantinuum aims to be a center of gravity for quantum computing, supporting collaboration across the ecosystem. We also have developed "TKET", an open-source architecture-agnostic quantum software stack and ‘best in class' compiler. TKET translates machine independent algorithms into executable circuits, optimizing for physical qubit layout whilst reducing the number of required operations. This enables our partners, collaborators and clients to effortlessly work across multiple platforms and tackle some of the most intriguing and important problems in quantum computing.

Dr. Mark Jackson is the Senior Quantum Evangelist at Quantinuum. He received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Duke University and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He then spent 10 years researching superstring theory and cosmology, co-authoring almost 40 technical articles. To promote the public understanding of science, he founded the science crowdfunding platform Fiat Physica and non-profit Science Partnership Fund. He is Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University and a Director of Astronomers Without Borders.

Attendees joining in person must have a valid Caltech UID. Please show your UID at the door [105 Annenberg].

This seminar will be held in person only.

Series IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series

Contact: Marcia Brown at 626-395-4013