After a Three-Decade Odyssey, Noted Quantum Error Correction Theorist Returns to Maryland

August 29, 2021

Daniel Gottesman has returned to his native Maryland after a career that has taken him across North America and through different areas of quantum information science.

New Approach to Information Transfer Reaches Quantum Speed Limit

August 4, 2021

A team of researchers led by QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov has found a quantum protocol that reaches the theoretical speed limits for certain quantum tasks. Their result provides new insight into designing optimal quantum algorithms and proves that there hasn’t been a lower, undiscovered limit thwarting attempts to make better designs.

Daniel Gottesman Joins UMD as the First Brin Family Endowed Professor in Theoretical Computer Science

July 9, 2021

His research focuses on quantum computation and quantum information, including work in quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computation, quantum cryptography and quantum complexity.

New QuICS Fellow Plumbs the Depths of Quantum Information Problems

May 10, 2021

Victor Albert, a physicist at NIST and one of our newest QuICS Fellows, loves getting to the bottom of things, distilling problems to their most basic and general mathematical root.

JQI/QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov to Receive Flemming Award for Outstanding Federal Service

April 19, 2021

He was honored for his pioneering research at the crossroads of quantum optics and atomic and condensed matter physics.

Hartree Fellow Identifies Strengths and Limits of Quantum Computers

April 4, 2021

Nai-Hui Chia says that he is excited to be researching quantum computer science at this pivotal point, when quantum computing is becoming a practical reality.

Summer Student Intern Advised by Gorshkov Is Named Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist

February 4, 2021

The competition is designed to acknowledge original research by high school students in a topic related to science, technology, engineering or math.

Strong QuICS Participation in First Virtual QIP

January 29, 2021

Six of the 10 papers accepted from current QuICS members include graduate students as co-authors, several of whom will be delivering talks on the results.

QuICS Fellow Jacob Taylor Receives Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award

January 19, 2021

This is the highest award given by the department, recognizing individuals or groups that provide extraordinary, notable or prestigious contributions that reflect favorably on the department and impact its mission.

New QuICS Fellow Investigates Quantum Computing in a Noisy World

January 8, 2021

By dissecting and understanding the turbulent results that are possible when many quantum objects come together, Michael Gullans is helping to lay the groundwork for wielding quantum interactions to our advantage.

UMD Team to Receive Distinguished Paper Award at POPL 2021

January 6, 2021

The paper—which includes input from QuICS Fellow Xiaodi Wu and doctoral student Shih-Han Hung—presents the first fully verified optimizer for quantum circuits implemented within a formal proof management system.

Former QuICS Graduate Student Receives Larry S. Davis Doctoral Dissertation Award

December 14, 2020

Yuan Su, who graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science in Spring 2020, is one of only two students to receive the coveted award this year.

Proposal Shows How Noisy Qubits Might Correct Themselves

December 9, 2020

Alexey Gorshkov, a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Sciences (QuICS), and newly-arrived QuICS Fellow Victor Albert—along with others—have proposed an easier path to creating stable quantum bits.

Hunt for Quantum Speedups Closes a Door But Opens a Window

November 11, 2020

A paper by Daochen Wang (in photo) and Andrew Childs in QuICS explores current boundaries—and possible future advances—involving exponential quantum speedups.

Wu Receives AFOSR Award to Develop Methods to Fend Off Quantum Attacks

November 11, 2020

The project will receive $450K over the next three years as part of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program.