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.
I-Tung Chen is a Ph.D. student in electrical & computer engineering where he works in the Laboratory of Photonic Systems and is an Accelerating Quantum Engineering and Technology (AQET) Fellow in QuantumX.
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.
On Oct. 19, students in the Accelerating Quantum-Enabled Technologies program hosted the first UW Public Lecture in Quantum Science and Engineering, featuring IBM Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Dario Gil. The College of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences also sponsored his lecture.
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.
Quantum computing could revolutionize our world. A team led by scientists and engineers at the University of Washington has announced a significant advancement in this quest.
UW ECE Assistant Professor Sara Mouradian says she enjoys learning new things and looking at problems from different points of view. That’s probably a good thing, because as a researcher and educator who specializes in quantum information science and technology, or QIST, she is often presented with new and multifaceted challenges.
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.