Quantum computation and simulation with superconducting devices

At present, superconducting systems are a leading candidate in the pursuit of a quantum computer. These systems rely on artificial atom-like elements to realize different qubit designs with high controllability and tunability. In this talk I will present the basic concepts behind these systems and discuss their state-of-the-art. I will present some of the standard qubit families, with their advantages and disadvantages, as well as current implementations being sought out by the players like IBM, Google and Intel. Finally, having in mind near term applications, proposals for quantum simulations in superconducting systems will be discussed.

Prof Bruno Taketani, UFSC.