Leon Lederman Lecture Series




Pritzker Science Center, Room 111 3105 South Dearborn Street Chicago, Illinois 60616
Marissa Giustina

Please join the Lewis College of Science and Letters’ Department of Physics for the Leon Lederman Lecture Series featuring Senior Research Scientist for Google AI Marissa Giustina. She will present a talk on “Quantum Hardware for Foundational Physics and Engineering Prototyping.” Giustina will be the first ever female Lederman lecturer in its 20 years of existence. This event will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2023 in room 111 of the Pritzker Science Center, starting at 3:30 p.m. 


Marissa Giustina joined Google’s quantum computing research effort in 2016. Giustina has worn many hats on the quantum team, and was part of the landmark paper demonstrating quantum supremacy with a 53-qubit processor. Prior to Google, Giustina worked at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, where she designed, built, and published a loophole-free experiment testing Bell’s inequality using entangled optical photons and superconducting optical TES detectors. Her research adviser shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 2022.


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