QuantumX welcomes renowned physicist Charlie Marcus as co-chair

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Charlie Marcus, renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of quantum physics, has been named co-chair of QuantumX, an interdisciplinary institute advancing and integrating quantum research, education and commercialization across the UW community. He serves as co-chair alongside Kai-Mei Fu, Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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UW ECE Research Colloquium

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Lightning is seen much earlier than the thunder is heard because light travels nearly one million times faster than sound in air. In solid-state materials, however, the speed of sound increases while the speed of light slows down. Moreover, the acoustic wave traveling in the medium generates a periodic modulation of the medium’s optical properties, which can lead to strong interaction with the light traveling in the medium.

Enrique Garcia working on an antenna in QuantumX lab.

Showcasing student research

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At a top-tier research institution like the UW, research doesn’t take a summer break. In addition to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, many College of Engineering labs host undergraduates during the summer months, giving the students a unique, hands-on experience conducting cutting-edge engineering research alongside faculty.

University of Washington jostling for a slice of R&D funding from the CHIPS & Science Act — GeekWire

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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.