Defence of dissertation in the field of engineering physics, Jorden Senior, MPhys

Heat management for future quantum computers
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In the dissertation "Heat Transport in Superconducting Quantum Circuits", we present experiments looking at the interface between thermodynamics, dissipation, and heat management, with the superconducting circuits essential in many quantum technologies, such as quantum computers and sensors.

In particular, we demonstrate the fabrication and operation of a superconducting quantum bit, and measure how adding dissipation to a superconducting resonator changes the operational properties. We then combine two dissipative resonators with a superconducting qubit as the interface, to study thermodynamic transport in this hybrid quantum device, that is ubiquitous in modern quantum information studies.

Opponent: Associate Professor Jens Koch, Northwestern University, USA

Custos: Professor Jukka Pekola, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Applied Physics

Contact information: Jorden Senior, I.S.T. Austria, [email protected] , +358465652376

The dissertation is publicly displayed 10 days before the defence at the noticeboard of the School of Science in Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.

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