Discipline: 
Physics
Status: 
No longer available
Level: 
Winter Project
Supervisor(s): 
Dr Josh Combes

Suitable for:  Third or Fourth Year UQ students in Physics, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering.  Basic familiarity with Linear Algebra manipulations (matrix manipulations) is desirable.

Project description:  Quantum computers are difficult to build.  Governments around the world, after investing millions of dollars in quantum hardware, are trying to determine if a quantum computer is working as it should.  This project will develop tests for a quantum computer.  We will base our test on VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) Design Verification and Testing strategies from classical computing.

Expected outcomes:  During the course of this project, the scholar will gain proficiency with modelling basic noisy components of quantum computer.  It is likely the project will involve some programming to simulate quantum circuits on a classical computer.  The student may also be asked to write a short report (approximately 5 pages) and give an oral presentation (5 to 10 minutes).

Project duration:  6 weeks

Primary Supervisor:  Dr Josh Combes     Further informationj.combes@uq.edu.au