As a growing hub for quantum information science and technology, the Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is committed to inspiring and nurturing new talent. Quantum computing is still very much in its early stages, and there are vast opportunities for discovery across a diversity of backgrounds and disciplines.
This past July, AQT Scientist and Head of Hardware Kasra Nowrouzi hosted a visit from undergraduate students undertaking the summer National Science Foundation REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Davis.
Accompanied by UC Davis faculty members Javier Arsuaga and Greg Kuperberg, the diverse group of students learned firsthand about the type of cutting-edge work at AQT in superconducting circuits for quantum information. The group learned about some of the complex questions and engineering challenges that researchers and testbed users wrestle with at AQT.
UC Davis students and faculty looking at "Blizzard," the main AQT dilution cryo-refrigerator. (Credit: Kasra Nowrouzi/Berkeley Lab)
AQT Scientist Kasra Nowrouzi with UC Davis students (Credit: Kasra Nowrouzi/Berkeley Lab)
Students and faculty shared some of their perspectives on the quantum computing lab visit.