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Using Mathematical Tools to Explore Quantum Information Theory

October 19, 2015

A researcher in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) is applying standard mathematical tools to better understand complex problems in quantum information theory.

UMD Quantum Information Workshop Draws Experts From Around the World

October 6, 2015

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS)—a partnership between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—recently hosted a five-day workshop to explore new developments in the field of quantum information science.

New QuICS Workspace Encourages Collaboration and Innovation

September 1, 2015

Brad Lackey was stuck on a problem that scientists have been studying for decades. The Department of Defense (DoD) cryptographic designer and mathematician—who’s also a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS)—was having difficulty on the issue of quantizing constrained mechanical systems. But a chance conversation with a physicist in the University of Maryland’s newest center focused on quantum information science helped Lackey work his way through it.

QuICS Doctoral Student Awarded Booz Allen Hamilton Fellowship

August 31, 2015

A graduate student in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) will benefit from a fellowship established by Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading technology consulting firm based in Tysons Corner, VA.

Using Quantum Complexity Theory to Identify Problems That Quantum Computers Can Solve

August 28, 2015

Bill Fefferman, a postdoctoral researcher in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), uses quantum complexity theory to identify problems that quantum computers can solve more efficiently than classical computers.

QuICS Fellow Wins Best Paper Award for Theoretical Work in Quantum Cryptography

August 7, 2015

A Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer (QuICS) was recently recognized for his research on a new method for constructing secure one-time memories based on quantum physics.

Understanding the Power of Quantum Computers

July 27, 2015

Shelby Kimmel, a Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), studies what problems quantum computers could solve and how to understand when these devices are functioning properly.

QuICS Fellow Christopher Monroe Named Distinguished University Professor

July 20, 2015

A noted physicist at the forefront of the university’s research efforts in quantum science was recently named a Distinguished University Professor.

Three QuICS Fellows Help Author Report on Quantum Information Science

February 18, 2015

Jacob Taylor, Stephen Jordan and Carl Williams—all fellows in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS)—are part of a study group that recently authored a report identifying challenges in quantum information science (QIS), particle physics and computing.

Quantum Information Expert Andrew Childs Joins UMD as Co-Director of QuICS

November 21, 2014

A noted computer scientist has arrived at the University of Maryland to help lead the university’s expanding efforts in quantum information and quantum computing.

UMD, NIST Announce Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science

October 31, 2014

The University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today the creation of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), with the support and participation of the Research Directorate of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). See more here.