6 episodes

Your hosts, Sebastian Hassinger and Kevin Rowney, interview brilliant research scientists, software developers, engineers and others actively exploring the possibilities of our new quantum era.

The New Quantum Era Sebastian Hassinger & Kevin Rowney

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Your hosts, Sebastian Hassinger and Kevin Rowney, interview brilliant research scientists, software developers, engineers and others actively exploring the possibilities of our new quantum era.

    Better Qubits Through Material Science with Nathalie DeLeon

    Better Qubits Through Material Science with Nathalie DeLeon

    In this episode we are joined by Nathalie DeLeon, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University, who is well known for her research in color centers. Also known as diamond vacancies, these materials are a really fascinating platform for quantum information science and engineering applications. In today’s episode, Nathalie shares her journey to become a professor and the winner of the Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing.

    • 59 min
    The History of Superconducting Qubits with Steve Girvin

    The History of Superconducting Qubits with Steve Girvin

    Steve Girvin is a pioneering condensed matter physicist and professor at Yale University who has played a central role in the development of superconducting qubits. He joins Kevin and Sebastian to discuss that history as well as recent, exciting progress in quantum error correction. We also celebrate the 2022 Nobel Prize for Physics, announced the day of the interview, going to experimental proofs of entanglement.

    • 58 min
    Quantum Error Correction with James Wootton

    Quantum Error Correction with James Wootton

    Welcome to another episode of The New Quantum Era Podcast hosted by Kevin Rowney and Sebastian Hassinger. Today, they are joined by James Wootton for a memorable conversation about his wide-ranging interests in a big swath of topics, including the fascinating growing quantum computing hobbyist community and James' passion for education and outreach. James also got into some really interesting material on quantum error correction (and mitigation), and a fascinating bit of math called the threshold theorem.

    • 48 min
    Molecular and Subatomic Physics with David Mazziotti

    Molecular and Subatomic Physics with David Mazziotti

    In this episode Kevin and Sebastian speak with David Mazziotti, a physicist, and research team leader at the University of Chicago. David shared with us how he got interested in quantum computing, his current findings and experiments simulating exciton condensates and creating noise fingerprints of quantum computers, and his optimistic perspective about the possibility of breakthroughs in the near future of quantum.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Quantum advantage and all the information in the world with Cesar Rodriguez Rosario

    Quantum advantage and all the information in the world with Cesar Rodriguez Rosario

    Kevin and Sebastian talk with Cesar Rodriguez Rosario, Chief Science Officer of Strangeworks, about his path to quantum computing and where the technology is as compared to classical computing. Are we on the cusp of the breakthrough, or is it still over the horizon?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Quantum Computing: Foundational Concepts with Nick Bronn

    Quantum Computing: Foundational Concepts with Nick Bronn

    Welcome to the inaugural episode of The New Quantum Era Podcast hosted by Kevin Rowney and Sebastian Hassinger. The quantum computing arena has so many interesting aspects with several new computing models with a huge amount of potential and this podcast is dedicated to asking and answering deep science questions. Each episode will feature an interview with people who are actively driving the domain forward, such as scientists, and researchers, from industrial or academic backgrounds.

    Today, they are welcoming Nick Bronn, a Research Staff Member in the Experimental Quantum Computing group at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Nick, Sebastian, and Kevin are discussing in this episode some foundational concepts such as the five criteria for quantum computing, as well as cutting-edge developments arising nowadays. Nick also explains in detail the function of transmon qubits.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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