There have been major advances in the feasibility and availability of quantum technology, yet coherence time, the length of time in which a quantum superposition state survives, is currently one of the most limiting mechanisms of quantum systems and devices. Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) research centers have a key mission; to achieve transformational advances and understand coherence mechanisms in superconducting quantum devices.
Silvia Zorzetti, Ph.D., is Deputy Head of the Quantum Computing Co-Design Department, Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory, in SQMS. Zorzetti reviewed studies ion 3D quantum devices and the generalization of the basic quantum bit (known as the qubit) into a D-dimensional Hilbert space (qudit) in order to perform more efficient algorithms. The seminar covered Fermilab’s efforts in developing new quantum devices as well as the social impact quantum technology has had in making internet communication more secure, solving algorithms that can lead to solutions in complex problems and allowing for analyzation of inputs faster and more efficiently. The work SQMS is doing can be applied to improving weather forecasting, chemistry/medicine, and even traffic management.
Zorzetti joined Fermilab in 2017 as a Bardeen Fellow. She focuses mainly on multimode quantum systems and enabling applications on long-coherence quantum devices. On the QIS ecosystem, she is leading a group committed to expanding the range of opportunities for talented students and bridging collaborations with partners.