The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering seek outstanding candidates with expertise in quantum information science and technology (QIST) to apply for new full-time faculty positions. The new ECE and ME positions are supported by a UW College of Engineering cluster hiring initiative in QIST, while new CSE hires in QIST will be closely aligned with UW’s community of QIST researchers.
November 5, 2020: This talk by Dr. Sofia Vallecorsa highlights the main objectives and current activities of the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative. A special emphasis will be placed on the Quantum Computing aspect and the activities carried out by CERN openlab, outlining the initial investigations that use quantum machine learning in High Energy Physics.
November 9, 2020: At this virtual UW Physics Colloqium, Harvard assistant professor of computational materials science Prineha Narang will present work from her research group on quantitatively linking predictions with 3D atomic-scale imaging, quantum spectroscopy, and macroscopic behavior.
Professors Kai-Mei Fu, Martin Savage, and Nathan Wiebe join Microsoft and PNNL in $965 million effort to advance U.S. quantum computing.
November 19, 2020: Keynote speaker Scott Aaronson, professor of computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss Google’s announcement of quantum computational supremacy. To precede, panelists from UW, PNNL, Google, and Microsoft will discuss cutting-edge quantum computing research.
October 21, 2020: At this NQN online seminar, UW affiliate assistant professor of physics and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory senior scientist Nathan Wiebe will discuss the classes of problems that could be solved by exploiting the natural physical laws of a system and the subset of physical law that can be simulated in polynomial time on a quantum computer.
A team led by UW Electrical & Computer Engineering professors Mo Li, Arka Majumdar and Karl Böhringer was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator, a new initiative to accelerate use-inspired research addressing societal challenges. The team will be working to increase the capacity of quantum computing systems to retain and process information.
QuantumX steering committee member Dr. Nathan Wiebe, a senior scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Lab and an affiliate professor of physics at the UW, was part of the team that performed a record-breaking simulation of a chemical reaction using Google’s quantum computer. This result was published in the August 28 issue of Science Magazine and paves the way toward quantum chemistry, which would allow scientists to design better batteries or therapeutics for a cleaner and healthier world. Read more about this achievement in this Scientific American feature.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million to establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the University of Washington for graduate students in quantum information science and technology. The new traineeship — known as Accelerating Quantum-Enabled Technologies, or AQET — will make the UW one of just a handful of universities with a formal, interdisciplinary QIST curriculum.
September 2, 2020: At this NQN online seminar, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics Professor Kai-Mei Fu from the University of Washington will introduce some of the basic quantum defect properties desirable for quantum network applications and give some illustrative examples of recent successes toward scalable quantum networks.