Fundamental Limitations to Quantum Computation (24w5259)


Daniel Stilck Franca (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon)

(Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM))

(University of Tuebingen)

(University of Edinburgh)

Yihui Quek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


The Banff International Research Station will host the “Fundamental Limitations to Quantum Computation” workshop in Banff from March 3 - 8, 2024.

The last years have seen remarkable progress in the field of quantum computing. The steady improvement of the hardware's size and quality has prompted the interest of both the quantum computing community and the general public in what can be achieved by this new technology in the next years. However, a quantum computer has not yet outperformed its classical counterpart for a practically relevant problem.

The "Limitations of quantum computing" workshop will gather experts in quantum error correction and computation to discuss what are the known mathematical results that set the minimal requirements to scale these devices and put them to good use. This way, the community as a whole will have a clear picture of what to expect in the coming years and lay out much needed tools to separate hype from true potential.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada’s Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta’s Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).