Kai-Mei Fu, Charlie Marcus, and research leaders at Northwest Quantum Nexus partner companies take a look at the road ahead for academic research, business development and government backing.
Among 4 U.S. Department of Defense proposals totaling $500 million, the UW is leading a $250 million proposal for a Pacific Northwest Quantum Hub focused on technology to support research in quantum computing. Industry partners include Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, Micron, and IonQ, which recently announced plans to build a quantum computing research and manufacturing facility in Bothell, WA. Academic partners are PNNL, WSU, Boise State University, and the University of Oregon. UW physics professor Charlie Marcus is the lead investigator on the proposal.
Director Panchanathan toured the QuantumX lab, where cutting-edge instrumentation supports barrier-breaking research and will train the next generation of quantum engineers.
April 10, 2023: University of Chicago professor Liang Jiang will present on Bosonic Quantum Information Processing. This talk is hosted by the University of Washington Department of Physics.
Nancy Allbritton, Dean of the UW College of Engineering, and Dianne Harris, Dean of the UW College of Arts & Sciences, call on Washington state to accelerate investment in quantum information science & engineering in this op-ed for the Seattle Times.
Asking deep – possibly unknowable – questions has been the driving force behind professor Charles Marcus’s entire life.
Microsoft, UW and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory got the ball rolling for the Northwest Quantum Nexus in 2019. IonQ, Washington State University and the University of Oregon’s Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science joined the team a couple of years later. Now the addition of Amazon and Boeing brings two of the region’s tech giants into the fold.
With eyes fixed on the future of quantum computing, the Northwest Quantum Nexus (NQN) is expanding its reach, and gathering key leadership to build upon early successes, drive collaborative momentum and map out how that future will take shape in the Pacific Northwest.
In quantum computing, UW scientists see the building blocks of the next technological revolution.
UW physics professor Miguel Morales has authored a seven-part series for Ars Technica on quantum mechanics for a general audience. One article in the series is rolling out each week from Jan. 10 to Feb. 21. Morales sat down with UW News to talk about the series, quantum mechanics and what he hopes the public can learn about this seemingly odd and possibly intimidating realm of science.