Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2021
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2021; Virtual; Time Zone: Central Daylight Time, USA
Session E58: What Do Early-Career Physicists Do? A Diversity of Career Options
8:00 AM–11:00 AM,
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Sponsoring Unit: FECS
Chair: Benjamin Ueland, Ames Lab
Abstract: E58.00001 : My career as a quantum computing researcher
8:00 AM–8:36 AM
How did I land my career in quantum computing? I did not know anything about quantum computing when I first started graduate school. I learned about the field through seminars and classes I took in my first year, and through the research group I joined where one of the focuses was on developing highly quantum-coherent devices. In this talk, I will give you an introduction to quantum computing, focusing on superconducting qubits, which is the system I work on as an experimental researcher at IBM Quantum. I will also discuss how I got into this field, along with some key differences I have observed working in a research lab in an academic setting and in an industry.
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