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QuICS Researchers Win UMD Invention of the Year Award in Quantum Category

May 1, 2024

Their invention involves a new method for counting particles of light—photons—without destroying them.

QuICS Fellow Jonathan Katz Discusses Apple's Post-Quantum Cryptographic Protocol

March 25, 2024

A noted expert on quantum secure cryptography, he offers insight as to why new quantum-resistant security measures are needed now, and what we may see in the future.

QuICS Fellow Awarded 2024 Hermann Weyl Prize

March 22, 2024

Nicole Yunger Halpern was recognized for her innovative contributions to quantum thermodynamics in the presence of non-Abelian charges, and her creative use of symmetries that has paved the way to experimental exploration.

Hartree Fellow Navigates the Symphony of Quantum Noise

March 11, 2024

Yuxin Wang, a Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow in QuICS, is studying quantum noise with the goal of bridging abstract and idealized theoretical ideas to make quantum machines both powerful and useful.

Carving Up Infinite Quantum Spaces into Simpler Surrogates

March 6, 2024

Researchers associated with QuICS believe their recently published work could lead to more efficient benchmarking for quantum devices, as well as more efficient ways of representing quantum states on classical hardware.

QuICS Members and Alumni Maintain Strong Presence at Premier Quantum Conference

January 12, 2024

Five papers by current QuICS members were accepted for talks and one will be featured in an invited plenary talk—a mark that continues a strong history of QuICS representation at the premier conference dedicated to quantum computer science.

QuICS Researchers Help Design a Prototype Quantum Computer

December 21, 2023

QuICS Fellow Michael Gullans and Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Hangleiter were part of a team that created a prototype quantum computer with a record number of qubits.

Barg Awarded IEEE Medal for His Contributions to Quantum Error Correction

December 4, 2023

He is the 2024 recipient of the Richard W. Hamming Medal, the highest IEEE-wide award for exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems and technology.

Quantum Computers Run on Just the Right Amount of Connectivity

October 19, 2023

QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov and Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Hangleiter have found a partial answer to the conundrum of what powers quantum complexity.

QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern Receives 2023 Mary Somerville Medal and Prize

October 16, 2023

The theoretical physicist was recognized for her innovative writing that sparks public interest in physics and quantum thermodynamics.

Simulations of ‘Backwards Time Travel’ Can Improve Scientific Experiments

October 12, 2023

Scientists, including QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern, have shown that simulating models of hypothetical time travel can solve experimental problems that appear impossible to solve using standard physics.

QuICS Fellow Advocates for Quantum Simulation of Extreme Physics

October 4, 2023

Zohreh Davoudi has co-authored several whitepapers laying out the case for funding quantum simulation research in nuclear and particle physics.

QuICS Researchers Develop Novel Formal Verification Tools for Quantum Algorithms

September 7, 2023

Research by QuICS Fellow Xiaodi Wu and doctoral student Yuxiang Peng was published earlier this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

QuICS Co-Hosted Two Major Quantum Cryptography Conferences in August

August 28, 2023

UMD President Darryll J. Pines and NIST Associate Director Charles H. Romine greet a researcher attending QCrypt 2023, one of two major quantum conferences at Maryland this summer.

Novel Quantum Speed Limits Tackle Messy Reality of Disorder

August 21, 2023

QuICS fellow Alexey Gorshkov is working with other researchers to explore how quickly information can travel through collections of quantum particles.