Quantum computing has the potential to solve problems beyond the capabilities of conventional supercomputers. It could revolutionize the advancement of several fields, including biochemistry, finance, logistics, and artificial intelligence. However, building quantum hardware is a great challenge, involving both concepts and technology that have little in common with those in conventional silicon chips. It involves cryogenic environments and in the currently most advanced approach, it relies on superconducting circuits that display macroscopic quantum effects. These concepts and techniques are not part of the usual science and engineering curriculum.
To fill this gap, the Universities of Calgary and Victoria, the two NSERC CREATE programs – Quantum BC and QSciTech – the three quantum institutes – Institut quantique, Institute for Quantum Computing and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute – and CMC Microsystems have joined forces to bring to you the workshop on the design, fabrication, and testing of superconducting devices used in quantum computer hardware. We invite you to join the virtual workshop taking place from June 20 to July 8.