Quantum computation
with superconducting circuits

This research focuses on the development of superconducting devices for quantum information processing, which will lead to revolutionary advances in computing.

Yale research teams are world leaders in the development of solid-state quantum bits (qubits) for quantum computing, and the advancement of their performance to practical levels. They created the new field of “circuit quantum electrodynamics,” which allows quantum information to be distributed by microwave signals on wires. The first electronic quantum processor was invented at Yale in 2008 and Yale researchers have produced many firsts in the field based on these ideas, including the development of a “quantum bus” for information transfer, and the first demonstrations of quantum algorithms and quantum error correction with integrated circuits. They have been innovators in high-speed measurement techniques at ultra-low temperatures, and invented numerous devices such as the Cooper-pair box, RF single-electron transistor, the shot noise thermometer, and the now widely adopted transmon qubit.

Michel Devoret
Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics & Physics
Luigi Frunzio
Senior Research Scientist
Steven Girvin
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
Leonid Glazman
Donner Professor of Physics
Daniel Prober
Professor of Applied Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Physics
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Shruti Puri
Assistant Professor of Applied Physics
Robert Schoelkopf
Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics