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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).

QuICS Hosts Canadian Quantum Information Science Experts

April 10, 2016

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) recently hosted more than 30 experts from a Canadian research organization for a series of talks and discussions focused on advancing the field of quantum information science.

QuICS Researcher Works to Illuminate the Power of Quantum Computers

March 1, 2016

A postdoctoral researcher in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) is trying to understand the power of quantum computers by expanding a set of conventional—and imaginatively named—tools.

QuICS Visiting Fellow Focused on Building a Quantum Computer

January 13, 2016

A long-term visitor to the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) has a definitive personal goal: build a quantum computer.

QuICS Fellows Part of Multi-Institutional Effort Involving Ion Traps

January 7, 2016

Several Fellows in the Joint Institute for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) are part of a multi-institutional team advancing science and innovation involving one of quantum computing’s leading technologies—ion traps.

QuICS Fellow Featured in Terp Magazine

December 15, 2015

A QuICS Fellow working to understand the quantum interactions of photons is featured in Terp, the university’s award-winning magazine sent to alumni, faculty and other university stakeholders.

QuICS Researcher Seeks Innovative Ways to Transmit Quantum Data

November 16, 2015

A graduate student in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) is looking for novel ways to transmit quantum data across large distances.

Using Mathematical Tools to Explore Quantum Information Theory

October 19, 2015

A researcher in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) is applying standard mathematical tools to better understand complex problems in quantum information theory.

UMD Quantum Information Workshop Draws Experts From Around the World

October 6, 2015

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS)—a partnership between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—recently hosted a five-day workshop to explore new developments in the field of quantum information science.

New QuICS Workspace Encourages Collaboration and Innovation

September 1, 2015

Brad Lackey was stuck on a problem that scientists have been studying for decades. The Department of Defense (DoD) cryptographic designer and mathematician—who’s also a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS)—was having difficulty on the issue of quantizing constrained mechanical systems. But a chance conversation with a physicist in the University of Maryland’s newest center focused on quantum information science helped Lackey work his way through it.

QuICS Doctoral Student Awarded Booz Allen Hamilton Fellowship

August 31, 2015

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

Using Quantum Complexity Theory to Identify Problems That Quantum Computers Can Solve

August 28, 2015

Bill Fefferman, a postdoctoral researcher in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), uses quantum complexity theory to identify problems that quantum computers can solve more efficiently than classical computers.