Jessalyn Bolkema


Harvey Mudd


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm



RH 340P
Quantum error-correcting codes play an essential role in the further development of fault-tolerant quantum computation. In this talk, we will discuss some fundamentals of general stabilizer codes, and in particular, Calderbank-Shor-Steane (CSS) codes. We construct families of CSS codes with a particular property: for every $X$-stabilizer $x$, the $Y$-stabilizers supported on $x$ contain a self-dual code. This property is both powerful and useful, with implications for the transversal realization of a certain logical gate, as recently shown by Rengaswamy and Calderbank. (This is joint work with Khodakhast Bibak, Robert Calderbank, Neville Fogarty, and Felice Manganiello.)