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QuICS Members and Alumni Maintain Strong Presence at Premier Quantum Conference

January 12, 2024

Five papers by current QuICS members were accepted for talks and one will be featured in an invited plenary talk—a mark that continues a strong history of QuICS representation at the premier conference dedicated to quantum computer science.

QuICS Researchers Help Design a Prototype Quantum Computer

December 21, 2023

QuICS Fellow Michael Gullans and Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Hangleiter were part of a team that created a prototype quantum computer with a record number of qubits.

Barg Awarded IEEE Medal for His Contributions to Quantum Error Correction

December 4, 2023

He is the 2024 recipient of the Richard W. Hamming Medal, the highest IEEE-wide award for exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems and technology.

Quantum Computers Run on Just the Right Amount of Connectivity

October 19, 2023

QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov and Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Hangleiter have found a partial answer to the conundrum of what powers quantum complexity.

QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern Receives 2023 Mary Somerville Medal and Prize

October 16, 2023

The theoretical physicist was recognized for her innovative writing that sparks public interest in physics and quantum thermodynamics.

Simulations of ‘Backwards Time Travel’ Can Improve Scientific Experiments

October 12, 2023

Scientists, including QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern, have shown that simulating models of hypothetical time travel can solve experimental problems that appear impossible to solve using standard physics.

QuICS Fellow Advocates for Quantum Simulation of Extreme Physics

October 4, 2023

Zohreh Davoudi has co-authored several whitepapers laying out the case for funding quantum simulation research in nuclear and particle physics.

QuICS Researchers Develop Novel Formal Verification Tools for Quantum Algorithms

September 7, 2023

Research by QuICS Fellow Xiaodi Wu and doctoral student Yuxiang Peng was published earlier this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

QuICS Co-Hosted Two Major Quantum Cryptography Conferences in August

August 28, 2023

UMD President Darryll J. Pines and NIST Associate Director Charles H. Romine greet a researcher attending QCrypt 2023, one of two major quantum conferences at Maryland this summer.

Novel Quantum Speed Limits Tackle Messy Reality of Disorder

August 21, 2023

QuICS fellow Alexey Gorshkov is working with other researchers to explore how quickly information can travel through collections of quantum particles.

QuICS Fellow Yunger Halpern Is U.S. Nominee for ASPIRE Science Prize

July 14, 2023

The award recognizes young scientists that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in scientific research, as well as cooperation with scientists from other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries.

QuICS Fellow Discusses Current State of Quantum Computing

July 5, 2023

Daniel Gottesman recently weighed in on the current state of quantum computing—and the challenges that lay ahead.

Former QuICS Graduate Student Wins Alexander Prize for Ph.D. Dissertation

June 14, 2023

Jin-Peng Liu was recognized by the Department of Mathematics for his impressive contributions to the development of quantum algorithms.

QuICS Graduate Student Receives CMNS Outstanding Graduate Student Award

April 18, 2023

Jacob Bringewatt was recognized for his work in quantum information and quantum computing theory.

Reimagining Cryptography in a Post-Quantum World

April 3, 2023

QuICS Fellow Jonathan Katz leads a $1M NSF award that supports forward-looking efforts in research, education.