David Lucas

Associate Director for Hardware and Work Package Leader for Ion Trap Node Engineering, Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT), University of Oxford

David Lucas leads NQIT’s work on ion trap node engineering and is the NQIT Associate Director for Hardware. Alongside Professor Andrew Steane, he co-leads the Oxford ion trap quantum computing research group that has realised a full set of one- and two-qubit operations with world-leading performance far surpassing fault-tolerance thresholds. He has a wide range of expertise in experimental quantum physics, including precision measurements, cold atoms and trapped ions.


Programme sessions

11:00 – 12:00

Building a quantum computer!

We are at the early dawn of a new age of discoveries that one day will change the world. A new type of computer, a quantum computer, is the key, harnessing the extraordinary properties of quantum physics to perform computations beyond our reach today. The UK is developing its own quantum processors that are complex to engineer. Join world-leading scientists and industry representatives to discover the different approaches the UK is taking in this exciting venture!

Location: Kennedy
Speakers: Michael Cuthbert, Peter Leek, David Lucas, Dominic O’Brien and Jason Smith

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