Control and Error Prevention in Quantum Computing Devices - Mark Byrd

Errors are the greatest obstacle to building a reliable and scalable quantum computing device. Several advances have been made on the theoretical front, but the question is whether or not they are practical. In this talk I will provide a basic introduction to the theoretical constructs before discussing what appears to be practical. This includes previous work for preventing errors in solid-state quantum computing devices, recent work to extend the universal quantum control methods of decoherence-free/noiseless subsystems, and the development of new methods for practical modelling of quantum systems.