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Applied Math Led Hartree Fellow to Quantum Computing Research

November 30, 2022

Dong An is using his background in applied mathematics to design better quantum algorithms.

Gorshkov Elected Optica Fellow

November 10, 2022

He was honored for his research on large, interacting quantum systems, which has practical applications for quantum computers, quantum networks and quantum sensing technologies.

Maryland Quantum-Thermodynamics Hub Launches with $2M Grant

September 30, 2022

The hub will bring together researchers from several universities to galvanize a field that is central to understanding our universe and to developing robust quantum technologies.

Diving Into UMD’s Quantum Community

September 12, 2022

Undergraduate physics major Jade LeSchack (right in photo) works closely with QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern (center) and others at UMD.

Quantum-Safe Algorithms Face Off in NIST Cryptography Showdown

August 23, 2022

QuICS co-director Andrew Childs participates in a podcast highlighting quantum-proof online security algorithms.

QuICS Graduate Student Receives DOE Fellowship

May 18, 2022

Elizabeth Bennewitz is one of 33 recipients to receive the award in 2022—the largest number of students this program has ever selected in a year.

QuICS Grad Student Wins UMD Three-Minute Thesis Competition

April 15, 2022

Jacob Bringewatt, a fourth-year doctoral student in physics advised by QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov, delivers his presentation in the campus-wide final of the UMD 3MT competition.

QuICS Graduate Student Wins Ford Foundation Fellowship

April 11, 2022

Anthony Munson, a second-year doctoral student in physics, is one of 77 students to receive a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in 2022.

QuICS Graduate Student Wins QIP Quantum Chess Tournament

March 13, 2022

Daochen Wang, a fourth-year doctoral student advised by Andrew Childs and Carl Miller, advanced through five elimination rounds to take the top prize.

New Perspective Blends Quantum and Classical to Understand Quantum Rates of Change

March 8, 2022

In a paper published in the journal Physical Review X, QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov and postdoctoral scholar Luis Pedro García-Pintos provide a new perspective for investigating quantum changes.

QuICS Researchers Have a Dozen Papers Accepted to QIP

March 3, 2022

In addition to paper presentations and poster sessions, QuICS researchers will help lead two of the three highly competitive plenary talks at this year’s conference.

QuICS Graduate Student Is Finalist for Hertz Fellowship

February 18, 2022

First-year doctoral student Elizabeth Bennewitz is one of 45 finalists with a chance of receiving up to $250,000 in support from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.

Newest QuICS Fellow Ponders Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Everything Else

February 2, 2022

Nicole Yunger Halpern brings a vast intellectual curiosity to physics, from tackling abstract theory to collaborating with experimentalists, all the while drawing distinct connections between diverse disciplines of physics.

Katz Named ACM Fellow

January 19, 2022

The computer scientist and QuICS Fellow is active in post-quantum cryptography, provable security for symmetric-key primitives, and security for outsourced data storage in the cloud.

Enhancing Simulations of Curved Space with Qubits

January 18, 2022

QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov co-authored a paper that explores a theoretical framework for adding qubits—the basic building blocks of quantum computers—to serve as matter in a curved space made of a circuit full of flowing microwaves.