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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.

Stretched Photons Recover Lost Interference

October 18, 2019

Researchers at QuICS and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have stretched out multiple photons—the quantum particles of light—and turned three distinct pulses into overlapping quantum waves.

Childs Discusses News of Google Quantum Supremacy

October 2, 2019

Andrew Childs weighs in on recent news that Google researchers may have breached the “quantum supremacy” threshold.

Hartree Fellows Add Scientific Strength to UMD’s Quantum Efforts

September 25, 2019

The program recruits talented postdocs interested in quantum information science to work at UMD for up to three years.

QuICS Researchers Awarded $3.8M for Quantum Computing Research

September 23, 2019

The funding supports a broad range of topics that will lay the groundwork for quantum computers to become practical devices.

Ions Clear Another Hurdle Toward Scaled-up Quantum Computing

August 20, 2019

Led by QuICS Fellow Chris Monroe, scientists are using laser pulses to simultaneously create quantum connections between different pairs of qubits.

Corkscrew Photons May Leave Behind a Spontaneous Twist

August 5, 2019

A research team that includes QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov recently published a paper in the journal Physical Review Letters. (Illustration by Emily Edwards, JQI)

Second Annual Trapped-Ion Conference Comes to UMD

July 22, 2019

The conference brings together more than 230 students and researchers from around the globe, all working on the science of trapped atomic ions.