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Mohamed Abobeih receives Rubicon grant for quantum computing research at Harvard

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NWO announced today that QuTech’s Mohamed Abobeih will receive a Rubicon grant. The Rubicon programme gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.

ImageMohamed Abobeih is a postdoc in the Taminiau Group. Foto: QuTech.

Quantum computers are prone to errors because their building blocks, qubits, are extremely fragile. Mohamed Abobeih will go to Harvard to realize fault-tolerant qubits using programmable arrays of trapped atoms. The key idea to overcome errors is to encode quantum states in multiple entangled qubits forming an error-corrected logical qubit with topological protection.

Abobeih: “Demonstrating a fault-tolerant logical qubit is a major challenge towards building large-scale quantum computers. During my PhD at QuTech I have extensively studied fault-tolerance using spin qubits in diamond. Now I would like to extend this research line into a different promising experimental platform (which comes with a different set of challenges and opportunities) in order to demonstrate such a fault-tolerant logical qubit.”

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