6.645 Physics and Engineering of Superconducting Qubits (meets with 8.582)

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Graduate Level
Units: 3-0-9
Prerequisites:  6.728 or 8.06 or equivalent
Instructors:  Professor William Oliver (oliver@ll.mit.edu)
Schedule:  TR2:304, virtual instruction
 
Description

This subject qualifies as an Applied Physics engineering concentration subject.
 
This course introduces the physics and engineering of superconducting qubits for quantum information processing for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students. Topics will include (1) an introduction to superconductivity and Hamiltonian engineering; (2) superconducting qubits, cavities, and microwave cavity quantum electrodynamics; (3) the theory and microwave engineering of qubit control and measurement; (4) noise, decoherence, dynamical error mitigation; (5) microwave photons, squeezing, and quantum-limited amplification; (6) survey of other solid-state qubit modalities, including semiconductor quantum dots and majorana zero modes; and (7) experimental fault tolerance and quantum error detection. The course will include both classroom lectures, tutorials, homework sets, and hands-on lab practicum with superconducting qubits.
 
More information on how this subject will be taught can be found at: https://eecs.scripts.mit.edu/eduportal/__How_Courses_Will_Be_Taught_Online_or_Oncampus__/S/2021/#6.645