Christophe Vuillot received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from TU Delft, Netherlands, in 2020. Since 2021 he is Chargé de Recherche (junior researcher) at Inria, in Nancy, France. His research focuses on fault-tolerant quantum computation.
Building a fully fault-tolerant and universal quantum computer is a tremendous challenge. The task is at heart interdisciplinary: involving research level physics, mathematics and computer science on top of a multitude of engineering challenges across the stack. Multiplying in this complexity is the fact that the task is far from monolithic. There are many different choices and approaches to take and many different blueprints of quantum computers have been and continue to be proposed.
To swiftly navigate this complex landscape strong and interdisciplinary collaborations are an asset, in particular at the research level. After presenting the french research landscape and the collaborations between research institute, I will illustrate how different quantum fault-tolerant scheme could impact the architecture of a quantum computer.