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Oct 7 2022

Quantum Computing Advances at Fermi Lab’s Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) Center


October 7, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Lecture Center C1


802 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607

Quantum Computing Advances at Fermi Lab’s Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) Center

Presenter: Silvia Zorzetti, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Abstract: Maturing of quantum hardware has triggered explorations of systems capable of demonstrating quantum advantage in multiple domains by several institutions, including national laboratories, academia and industries. Zorzetti will discuss quantum computing advances at the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) Center, one of five National Quantum Initiative (NQI) Research centers, led by Fermilab. Efforts on superconducting RF devices, controls and instrumentation, along with novel explorations at the frontier of quantum computing, such as microwave-optical transduction, will be presented. As a research center paving the way in an emerging area of technology and research, the SQMS Center is also committed to empowering the next generation of quantum scientists and engineers and to steward the related ecosystem to bring innovation in QIS.

Speaker bio: 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 co-leading the ecosystem and workforce development thrust for the SQMS Center. She joined Fermilab in 2017 as a Bardeen Fellow. During her PhD studies in electronics engineering and information technology from the University of Pisa, Italy, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN).  She is focusing on quantum systems and enabling applications on long-coherence quantum devices and quantum transduction.

Faculty host: Thomas Searles,



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Date posted

Oct 10, 2022

Date updated

Oct 10, 2022