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Emerging technologies. An overview of the Superconducting Quantum Computing Materials and System Research Center at Fermilab



 Emerging technologies. An overview of the Superconducting Quantum Computing Materials and System Research Center at Fermilab

Emerging technologies. An overview of the Superconducting Quantum Computing Materials and System Research Center at Fermilab

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 6:45 PM (CT)


Quantum information science (QIS) is an emerging technology and a key area of research. Advancement in quantum technology can help us improving traffic patterns, financial modeling, cyber-security and even weather forecasting and medical procedures. The Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center, or SQMS, led by Fermilab, brings together national laboratories, academia, and industry to make revolutionary advances in quantum computing and sensing, including the building and deployment of a beyond-the-state-of-the-art quantum computer. The quantum devices developed at SQMS will have game-changing impacts in basic science and in our everyday lives. The SQMS research center is also committed to empowering the next generation of quantum scientists and engineers and steward the related ecosystem to bring innovation in QIS. This ecosystem is particularly developed in the Chicago area.

Silvia Zorzetti is a senior engineer at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. She is currently deputy head for the co-design department at the National Quantum Information Science Research Center – Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Division. She is also deputy leader of the ecosystem and workforce development thrust for the SQMS center. She joined Fermilab in 2017 as a Bardeen Fellow. During her Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Pisa, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN). She is focusing 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 possibilities for talented students and bridge collaborations with partners and collaborators.

Mattia Checchin graduated at the University of Pauda with both Bachelor and master’s degrees in Materials Science in 2011 and 2013 respectively. He then continued his education path by completing in 2014 a 1st level master at the University of Padua in collaboration with LNL-INFN, specializing himself in the field of superconducting RF. He then moved to Chicago in 2014 to pursue a PhD in Physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology carrying out his experimental work at Fermilab, with specific focus on the fundamental limiting factors of superconducting radio-frequency resonators. Mattia defended his PhD in late 2016 and the was hired as postdoc at Fermilab in early 2017. Always in 2017, he won the Peoples Fellowship appointment at Fermilab and began working as an Associate Scientist in the Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division. In 2020 he joined the newly formed Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Division and since then he is serving as Deputy Head of the Quantum Materials and Qubits Department and as Leader of the Materials for Quantum Devices Group.

This webinar marks our first hybrid event. A limited number of seats at the event are available for members of the Italian Cultural Institute. Members will receive a separate email with instructions for registering to participate in-person. Please note that all guests attending the event in-person are required to wear facial masks, properly covering the nose and mouth, and to provide both a photo ID and proof of full vaccination against Covid-19. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the completion of a CDC or WHO recommended vaccine regimen. Bring a printed copy of this completed self-declaration form with you to the event.

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Data: Gio 28 Ott 2021

Orario: Dalle 18:45 alle 20:00

Organizzato da : Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

In collaborazione con : AiRicerca

Ingresso : Libero


Hybrid event: Online webinar streamed from 500 N M