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Wu Receives AFOSR Award to Develop Methods to Fend Off Quantum Attacks

November 11, 2020

The project will receive $450K over the next three years as part of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program.

Hunt for Quantum Speedups Closes a Door But Opens a Window

November 11, 2020

A paper by Daochen Wang (in photo) and Andrew Childs in QuICS explores current boundaries—and possible future advances—involving exponential quantum speedups.

QuICS Welcomes Two New Fellows

October 26, 2020

Victor Albert and Michael Gullans arrived this fall and are now embedded within the QuICS research community.

Monroe Elected OSA Fellow

October 16, 2020

The fellowship is an acknowledgment of accomplishments and contributions within the community of scientists who study light.

Gorshkov Elected APS Fellow

September 28, 2020

He is one of 163 APS members to join the select group this year.

QuICS Faculty Join New DOE-Funded Quantum Centers

August 28, 2020

Each center is funded by a $115 million award from the Department of Energy as part of the National Quantum Initiative Act of 2018.

New Quantum Information Speed Limits Depend on the Task at Hand

July 13, 2020

A group of UMD researchers led by QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov have found something surprising: the speed limit for quantum information can depend on the task at hand.

Newest Hartree Fellow Mines the Depths of Quantum Resource Theories

June 30, 2020

Qi Zhao is an expert in quantum resource theories—the mathematical tools that let researchers characterize and quantify the utility of quantum resources.

The Impossibility of Efficient Quantum Coin Flipping

May 1, 2020

QuICS Fellow Carl Miller uses math and quantum physics to explore “fairness” in coin flipping.

QuICS Graduate Student Receives IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

April 8, 2020

The funding will support doctoral student Eddie Schoute’s research in developing new methods to route quantum information more efficiently.

To Tune Up Your Quantum Computer, Better Call an AI Mechanic

April 1, 2020

A recently published paper co-authored by personnel from QuICS outlines a way to teach an AI to make an interconnected set of adjustments to tiny quantum dots that would form the switches in a quantum computer’s processor.

Wu Receives NSF CAREER Award to Explore End-to-End Quantum Applications

March 12, 2020

The funding supports Wu’s efforts to bridge the gap between the theoretical foundation of quantum computing and the limitation of realistic quantum machines.

QuICS Anniversary Symposium Reflects on Future of Quantum Information Science

January 27, 2020

The daylong research symposium featured a series of talks and presentations by students, postdocs and faculty who were joined by quantum experts from across the region and beyond.

QuICS to Celebrate Five-Year Anniversary with Research Symposium

November 7, 2019

The symposium is geared toward researchers and students, as well as the Center's academic, government, and industry partners focused on quantum computing and quantum information science.

Hybrid Device Among First to Meld Quantum and Conventional Computing

November 5, 2019

University of Maryland researchers applied their new process to generative modeling.