Quantum computers have the potential to revolutionize computation by taking just seconds to solve problems that normal computers currently cannot solve. One of the many challenges involved in building a quantum computer is finding a way to overcome the fragility of quantum information. Dr. Crystal Senko, Canada Research Chair in Trapped Ion Quantum Computing, aims to overcome this important challenge.
Senko and her research team are developing techniques that will enable error correction using the most robust quantum computing hardware available: trapped ions. They are creating new techniques for encoding quantum information using the complex internal structures of trapped ions and for reading a subset of the quantum information encoded in a quantum computer without destroying other information.