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Riverlane presents ‘Beyond NISQ: Defining the roadmap to error-corrected quantum computers’

Riverlane presents ‘Beyond NISQ: Defining the roadmap to error-corrected quantum computers’
Luigi Martiradonna
24 August, 2022

Riverlane invites you to this workshop, bringing together academic and industry experts to highlight the value of implementing error correction on quantum computers, and to address the challenges along the way. Together with world-leading software and hardware specialists across qubit technologies, our goal is to identify the most pressing theoretical and engineering challenges and discuss ways to go forward.

The workshop will be held as part of IEEE Quantum Week 2022 – September 18-23 with both in-person and virtual attendance.

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The practical implementation of quantum error correction will signal the era of powerful quantum computers and unlock high value applications for several industries. But what will it take to get us there?

Significant efforts on the theoretical and engineering front are already underway, with several important works published very recently, primarily showcasing advances with small error correcting codes. Despite encouraging progress, the practical implementation of error correction remains an enormous challenge; several questions from defining the right codes and scalable architectures to adhering to tight latency constraints remain open.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together a diverse community of academic and industry experts to together define the milestones on the path to fault tolerance. Keynote speakers will discuss the current state of the art, including recent advances, and highlight the challenges ahead. Over the course of the workshop, participants will be able to explore expected turning points such as demonstration of ‘break-even’, operation as a quantum memory for extended periods of time, two-qubit logical gates, scaling of encoding, decoding, and processing. Specific ideas regarding qubit registers and modules, their performance and systems, and their interconnection and standards will also be considered.

With this workshop, we wish to foster an open discussion between well-known experts on the value and challenges of quantum error correction, to define the critical building blocks and the timelines to demonstrating fault-tolerant quantum computing. Our goal is to produce a roadmap of key milestones with the invited speakers, which will constitute the basis of a jointly written white paper, to be published later in 2022.

Workshop schedule and speakers

Monday 19th September 2022

10:00 – 16:00 Mountain Time (MDT) UTC -6

Event agenda - session 2

Event agenda - session 3


Jake Taylor, Riverlane

Naomi Nickerson, PsiQuantum

Dan Browne, UCL and Riverlane

Luigi Martiradonna,
Rossy Nguyen,

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