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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST
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Elks Club in Goleta 
150 N. Kellogg Ave.
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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What's Next After Moore's Law:
Quantum Computing

Dr. John Martinis; Professor, UCSB Physics Department
and Google Inc., Santa Barbara

Our May Presentation: As microelectronics technology nears the end of its exponential growth characterized by Moore's law, there is renewed interest in new computing paradigms.  Dr. Martinis will discuss recent research at UCSB on superconducting quantum bits, along with the recent founding of a Google lab in Goleta aimed at building a useful quantum computer.  He will also describe a recent experiment that extended the lifetime of a qubit state using quantum error correction.

Our Speaker: Dr. John M. Martinis attended UC Berkeley from 1976 to 1987, where he received two degrees in Physics: B.S. (1980) and Ph.D. (1987).  His thesis research focused on macroscopic quantum tunneling in Josephson Junctions.  After completing a post-doctoral position at the Commisiariat Energie Atomic in Saclay, France, he joined the Electromagnetic Technology division at NIST in Boulder.  At NIST he was involved in understanding the basic physics of the Coulomb Blockade, and worked to use this phenomenon to make a new fundamental electrical standard based on counting electrons.  Since 2002 his research efforts have focused on building a quantum computer using Josephson junctions.  He has pioneered many important demonstrations, including entangled states, Bell state violation, Fock and arbitrary photon generation, and photon NOON states.  In 2010, he was awarded with collaborator Andrew Cleland the "Science Breakthrough of the Year" for the first demonstration of the quantum ground state in a mechanical oscillator system.  In 2014 he was awarded the London Prize for low-temperature physics research on superconducting quantum bits.  In 2014 he also began working for Google, heading an effort to build a practical quantum computer.

This meeting is sponsored in part by Santa Barbara News-Press

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Our meetings are held at the Santa Barbara Elks Club at 150 N. Kellogg Avenue, just off Calle Real in Goleta. Please park on the mountain side of the Elks building and use the front door. SEC meets in the first room to the left. When you RSVP, you can choose either the hot meal option or an endless salad and soup bar. (If you do not RSVP, you will be limited to the salad bar option only.) Both options include drinks and dessert. 

From our Co-Presidents:     Increased food costs have made it necessary for us to raise prices. We continue to work with the Elks Club to provide attractive food choices for our members at the lowest price available. Please join us also for our June 10 meeting!
                   -- Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz