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Quantum BC Seminar Series – Dr. Joe Salfi

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, May 14 at 2pm for a seminar by Dr. Joe Salfi from the University of British Columbia. The title of his seminar is Scalable Quantum Computation With Spin.


Meeting ID: 694 4332 7772 Passcode: 996727

Join in Person:

UBC: MCLD 3038

SFU: WAC 7200



Scalable Quantum Computation With Spin


Spin in semiconductors have recently emerged as useful building blocks for solid-state quantum computation. Here I will describe my group’s research at UBC and QMI on development of components for scalable quantum computation with spin, including magnetic-field compatible superconducting quantum limited amplifiers and converters, and preliminary work on the design of a spin-based quantum transducer for building a quantum network.  After this, I will turn to describing our efforts on developing a semiconductor quantum processor and simulator based on spins of quantum dots. I will conclude by briefly describing and a new collaborative multi-PI project at UBC and QMI on improving the scalability of control of quantum processors operating at cryogenic temperatures.


Joseph Salfi completed at PhD at the University of Toronto in 2011. From 2011 to 2015 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T), the international epicentre for silicon-based quantum computation. In 2016, he became junior faculty at the UNSW and CQC2T, after being awarded the prestigios ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award. Today he is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Department of Physics and Astronomy (by courtesy), and the lead Principal Investigator of the Grand Challenge in Quantum Computation at the Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (QMI) and Lead PI of the pan-Canadian Quantum Consortium on Quantum Simulation with Spin Qubits.  His experiemental and theoretical research has overturned > 10 years of conventional wisdom by showing that spin qubits with appreciable intrinsic spin-orbit coupling, which make qubits easier to control interconnect electrically, is compatible with ultra-long qubit coherence times.


May 14
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Quantum BC