Superconducting quantum circuits can be flexibly engineered using modern thin film and micro/nano-fabrication techniques. These quantum electronic circuits are successfully used to study fundamental quantum effects and develop components for applications in quantum technology. Examples are the tailoring of light-matter interaction, the development of sources and detectors for quantum light, or the implementation of quantum information processing, quantum metrology and quantum simulation systems. Meanwhile, several companies such as Google, IBM or Intel have started the race towards a universal quantum computer based on a superconducting hardware platform. Superconducting quantum systems can also be successfully coupled to nano-mechanical and magnetic systems. In the resulting hybrid quantum systems different quantum degrees of freedom can be strongly coupled, allowing for the coherent exchange of elementary excitations such as photons, phonons and magnons on a single quantum level. I will give an introduction into the field and address recent advancements in the rapidly growing field of superconducting quantum circuits and technology.
Prof. Rudolf Gross is an experimental condensed matter physicist. His research interests include QIP, high Tc superconductors, thin films and spin-related phenomena. Prof. Gross completed his postgraduate education from the University of TÃ¼bingen. He has worked in Japan, the US and at the University of Cologne before joining the Technical University of Munich in 2000, where he is current the Chair for Technical Physics and Director of the Walther-MeiÃŸner-Institute for Low Temperature Research of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He has over 380 scientific publications. He has been honoured with several awards of which the Leibniz Medal of IFW Dresden is the most recent.