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Congressional hearing highlights need for quantum technology initiative

November 8, 2017

On October 24, 2017, two Fellows of the Joint Quantum Institute and the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science were among those that testified during a joint congressional committee hearing on the topic of American Leadership in Quantum Technology.

QuICS Brings 200 Scientists to UMD for Quantum Error Correction Conference

September 8, 2017

Nearly 200 scientists and theorists from around the world will attend the 4th International Conference on Quantum Error Correction (QEC17), organized by QuICS and Georgia Tech.

Newest QuICS Fellow Expands Research Beyond the Intersection of Computer Science and Physics

August 23, 2017

Xiaodi Wu—the newest QuICS Fellow—is intrigued by research topics beyond the intersection of computer science and physics.

QuICS Hosts Workshop Blending Computer Science and Modern Physics

August 4, 2017

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) recently hosted a workshop focused on the intersection of computational complexity and high-energy physics.

QuICS Fellow Shares His Journey to Becoming a Quantum Mathematician

August 3, 2017

QuICS Fellow and mathematician Carl Miller shares his academic journey from pure mathematics to quantum information science.

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.