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The Joint Quantum Institute

Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS

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  • Two JQI Fellows Participate in New MURI Awards
    JQI researchers are part of two teams that have received Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) awards from the Department of Defense (DoD). DoD awards these competitive grants annually to promote multidisciplinary work by teams spanning several universities. MURI awards focus on topics that are important to DoD and that may ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsMarch 6, 2020
  • JQI Researchers Receive Quantum Award from Google
    JQI Fellow Mohammad Hafezi and JQI Graduate Researchers Alireza Seif and Hwanmun Kim have received an award from Google to support research identifying and developing problems that simple quantum computers might help solve. The work could bridge the divide between demonstrating quantum supremacy, as Google claimed to do in October, ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsFebruary 7, 2020
  • Fifth Edition of “Exploring Quantum Physics” to Launch on Coursera
    JQI Fellows Charles Clark and Victor Galitski will launch the fifth edition of their Coursera class on quantum physics Jan. 20, 2020. Alireza Parhizkar, a graduate student at JQI, will serve as teaching assistant. ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsJanuary 13, 2020
  • Synthetic Magnetism Leads Photons on a 2D Quantum Walk
    Randomness governs many things, from the growth of cell colonies and the agglomeration of polymers to the shapes of tendrils that form when you pour cream into a cup of coffee. Since as early as 1905, scientists have described these seemingly unrelated phenomena in a unified way: as random walks. ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsDecember 23, 2019
  • Remote Quantum Systems Produce Interfering Photons
    Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have observed, for the first time, interference between particles of light created using a trapped ion and a collection of neutral atoms. Their results could be an essential step toward the realization of a distributed network of quantum computers capable of processing information ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsDecember 17, 2019
  • Three JQI Fellows Named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers
    Three JQI Fellows are included on the Web of Science Group’s 2019 list of Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science. ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsNovember 20, 2019
  • A Twist and a Spin
    By cleverly manipulating two properties of a neutron beam, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their collaborators have created a powerful probe of materials that have complex and twisted magnetic structures. ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsNovember 14, 2019
  • Workshop Will Explore Novel Ideas for Dark Matter Searches
    The University of Maryland will host a two-day meeting to evaluate new methods for detecting dark matter—the as-yet-unseen substance that makes up the bulk of the matter in the universe. The meeting will be held on campus Oct. 28-29, 2019. “The search for dark matter is entering a new phase,” ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsOctober 27, 2019
  • Hybrid Device among First to Meld Quantum and Conventional Computing
    Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have trained a small hybrid quantum computer to reproduce the features in a particular set of images. ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsOctober 18, 2019
  • Stretched Photons Recover Lost Interference
    The smallest pieces of nature—individual particles like electrons, for instance—are pretty much interchangeable. An electron is an electron is an electron, regardless of whether it’s stuck in a lab on Earth, bound to an atom in some chalky moon dust or shot out of an extragalactic black hole in a ... read more
    Source: Joint Quantum Institute – Univ. of Maryland, NIST & LPS – NewsOctober 14, 2019

 

Project Description

The Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) is pursuing that goal through the work of leading quantum scientists from the Department of Physics of the University of Maryland (UMD), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS). Each institution brings to JQI major experimental and theoretical research programs that are dedicated to the goals of controlling and exploiting quantum systems.

JQI's Objectives:

1. Serve as a world-class research institute, conducting fundamental investigations of coherent quantum phenomena and thereby laying the foundation for engineering and controlling complex quantum systems capable of using the coherence and entanglement of quantum mechanics

2. Maintain and enhance the nation's leading role in high technology through a powerful collaboration among NIST, UMD and LPS

3. Provide a unique, interdisciplinary center for the interchange of ideas among atomic physics, condensed matter and quantum information scientists.

In pursuing these objectives, the JQI is expected to train scientists and engineers for future industrial opportunities and provide U.S. industry with cutting-edge research results.

Project Details
  • Institute: Joint Quantum Institute
  • Founded: 2006
  • Capabilities: Quantum control, measurement and sensing, quantum computing and information, quantum many-body physics
  • Home: jqi.umd.edu
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