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Quantum Thermometer or Optical Refrigerator?

June 22, 2017

In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them.

JQI Podcast: The Limits of Computation

May 18, 2017

Modern computers, which dwarf their forebears in speed and efficiency, still can't conquer some of the hardest computational problems. Making them even faster probably won't change that.

QuICS Hartree Fellow Explores New Methods to Verify Quantum Designs  

May 9, 2017

Amir Kalev is using quantum measurement theory and quantum tomography to validate that quantum systems will perform as intended.

Quantum Computers May Have Higher ‘Speed Limits’ Than Thought

March 27, 2017

A “thought experiment” by QuICS Fellow and NIST scientist Stephen Jordan examines a different aspect of quantum computing speed, expanding on findings from other NIST researchers.

QuICS Hartree Fellow Is Seeking the Limits of Quantum Compression

February 20, 2017

Penghui Yao, one of two recently arrived Hartree Postdoctoral Fellows, is digging deep into quantum communication.

QuICS Sends Strong Contingent to International Quantum Conference

January 13, 2017

More than a dozen researchers from the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) are attending the 20th Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP).

Newest QuICS Fellow Brings a Mathematician’s Eye to Quantum Puzzles

November 28, 2016

Carl Miller, the newest Fellow of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) and a mathematician in the Computer Security Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has cultivated a lifelong passion for mathematics.

Glaudell Receives Booz Allen Hamilton Fellowship

October 25, 2016

A graduate student in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) will benefit from a fellowship awarded by Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading technology-consulting firm based in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

QuICS Hosts International Cryptography Conference in Washington, D.C.

September 22, 2016

Researchers from around the globe descended on downtown Washington, D.C. last week for the 6th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography, known colloquially as QCrypt.

Machine Learning in a Quantum World

September 20, 2016

From self-driving cars and IBM’s Watson to chess engines and AlphaGo, there is no shortage of news about machine learning, the field of artificial intelligence that studies how to make computers that can learn. Recently, parallel to these advances, scientists have started to ask how quantum devices and techniques might aid machine learning in the future.

QuICS Hosts Five-Day Workshop on Quantum Complexity Quandary

August 8, 2016

Three postdoctoral fellows in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) recently led a workshop to tackle a demanding problem in quantum complexity theory, the field that studies how much memory or time quantum computers need to solve problems or check their answers.

Research by QuICS Fellow Monroe Featured in Nature

August 3, 2016

Research on quantum computing by Christopher Monroe, a Distinguished University Professor of physics and Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), is featured in the August 4 issue of Nature.

QuICS Fellow Stephen Jordan Receives NIST Young Investigator Award

June 6, 2016

Stephen Jordan, a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) and a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), was recently honored with the 2016 Katharine Gebbie Young Investigator Award.

QuICS Fellow Christopher Monroe Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2016

Christopher Monroe, the Bice Zorn Professor of Physics and a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

No Time Like the Present for Quantum Programming, Says QuICS Postdoc

April 13, 2016

Programming languages—which allow humans to write computer software without worrying about the details of computer hardware—are essential for modern computing. And now is the perfect time to start designing programming languages for quantum computers, according to a postdoctoral researcher at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS).