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Advanced quantum computing with trapped ions

Advanced quantum computing with trapped ions

Objective

This project focuses on scalability, availability, and applicability aspects of trapped-ion quantum computers, tackling the transition from current laboratory-based experiments to industry-grade quantum computing technologies. This project will provide the technological framework for quantum computers to solve real-world problems inaccessible to current classical computers. Taking advantage of the unrivalled low error rates of operations available in trapped-ion quantum processors today, we will develop a fully connected 50-qubit device, allowing the implementation of calculations that are out of the reach of classical computers. The system will enable straightforward high-level user access via a robust hardware and software stack, allowing remote execution of complex algorithms without hardware-specific knowledge. We will pave the way to large-scale and fault-tolerant quantum computing by introducing long-range connectivity via ion-shuttling between sub-processors and by establishing remote operations between quantum processors using photonic interconnects. These scalable techniques will make systems exceeding thousands of qubits possible, in combination with error correction and entanglement purification techniques. Within this project, we will combine these quantum information techniques with trap fabrication and packaging technologies which integrate optical and electronic components to achieve stable long-term operation in an industrial environment. These scientific and technological advances will provide a powerful platform to demonstrate trapped-ion quantum computers capable of solving problems of major commercial importance including computational problems in chemistry and machine learning.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Address

Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 954 521

Participants (8)

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TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 078 125

BULL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 727 588

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 973 255

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 525 922

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 586 827

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 769 501

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 871 511

AKKA DSW GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820495

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 588 000,25

  • EU contribution

    € 9 587 250

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria