The arrival in 2009 – 2012 of quantum computer prototypes developed by companies like D-Wave Systems, Honeywell, Google, and IBM, marked the beginning of the era of Quantum Information Technologies. Yet, after almost a decade, the available platforms remain prototypical. The reason for this is rooted in physics: It is extremely difficult to isolate quantum processors from their environment while keeping the necessary degree of control.
Rather than contributing to the ongoing fight with environment-induced distortions, the project DQUANT “Dissipative Quantum Chaos Perspective on Near-Term Quantum Computing” is aimed at shifting the paradigm and developing a new approach that uses these distortions as a resource. The project will provide a new approach to analysis and design of qubit-based circuits in the current era of Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) Technologies.
Three-year project DQUANT was submitted to the QuantERA Co-funded Call in Quantum Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies in Spring 2021. It successfully passed two selection stages and was awarded funding starting 2022. The project represents an international consortium of five research teams, from Germany, Poland, Portugal, Germany, and Norway. Norway’s team is led by Sergiy Denysov (TKD, OsloMet and NordSTAR) and includes also Kristian Wold, a NordSTAR PhD candidate.