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Sebastian Weidt

Sebastian Weidt

CEO & Co-founder, Universal Quantum
Dr Sebastian Weidt?is?the Co-founder and CEO of Universal Quantum?- a?UK?company developing the world's first?million qubit?quantum computer. He is also?a Senior Lecturer in Quantum Technologies at the University of Sussex, with?more than 10 years' experience?in the field of?quantum computing. During this time,?Sebastian?co-created?the first?scalable?quantum computer blueprint,?which involved?inventing a pioneering approach?to?building?a million-qubit machine.? ? This?ion trap-based?architecture?uses?unique,?electronic quantum computing modules based on silicon technology where individual modules are connected using ultrafast electric field links.?Using currently available engineering, the beauty of this quantum computer blueprint?lies in its scalability?and ability?to?build a million-qubit?machine?-?the threshold where you can unlock 'useful' applications in?areas such as?medicine,?materials science and much more.?? Previously, Sebastian?worked as a business consultant in Berlin before?completing?his PhD?and postdoctoral research fellowship?in quantum information technology,?specializing?in?scalable trapped ion?quantum gate operations.?

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