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PHYS 498 SQD - Superconductor Devices for Quantum Information Science

Last offered Spring 2021

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in physics intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Superconductor materials and devices have emerged as key components of quantum sensors and qubits for quantum computing and quantum simulation. In this course, we will first cover the basic phenomena and physics of superconductivity and the still expanding range of superconducting materials. We will then explore the implementation of superconductors in Josephson devices and their applications in the exploration of quantum materials and as quantum detectors in astronomy and cosmology. This will all lead to a survey of the important role of superconductors in qubit architectures for quantum information science and technology.

Related Faculty

Special Topics in PhysicsSQD72336OLC31300 - 1420 T R    Dale J Van Harlingen