The chiral qubit: quantum computing with chiral anomaly

October 31, 2019
3:00pm to 4:00pm

IFT Semirar Room/Red Room

Theoretical Physics, general interest
D. Kharzeev
Stony Brook

IFT Semirar Room/Red Room


The quantum chiral anomaly enables a nearly dissipationless current in the presence of chirality imbalance and magnetic field – this is the Chiral Magnetic Effect (CME), observed recently in Dirac and Weyl semimetals. I will discuss a recent proposal to utilize the CME for the design of qubits potentially capable of operating at THz frequency, room temperature, and the coherence time to gate time ratio of about 10^4 .