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    Ions Clear Another Hurdle Toward Scaled-up Quantum Computing

    Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have been steadily improving the performance of ion trap systems, a leading platform for future quantum computers. Now, a team of researchers led by JQI Fellows Norbert Linke and Christopher Monroe has performed a key experiment on Read More
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    Newfound Superconductor Material Could Be the ‘Silicon of Quantum Computers’

     A collaboration of the NIST Center for Neutron Research, the UMD's Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials and the Ames Laboratory has yielded a new superconductor with properties highly advantageous for the development of quantum computers. Uranium ditelluride, or UTe2, described in Science magazine, resists Read More
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    Corkscrew Photons May Leave Behind a Spontaneous Twist

      Everything radiates. Whether it's a car door, a pair of shoes or the cover of a book, anything hotter than absolute zero (i.e., pretty much everything) is constantly shedding radiation in the form of photons, the quantum particles of light. A twin process—absorption—is Read More
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    Currie to Send Next Gen Retroreflectors to Moon

      In 1969, University of Maryland physicist Doug Currie helped design three still-in-use lunar instruments placed on the moon by Apollo 11, 14 and 15. Fifty years later, Currie is lead scientist for a just-approved NASA project to place next-generation versions of these instruments Read More
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    Perfect Quantum Portal Emerges at Exotic Interface

    A junction between an ordinary metal and a special kind of superconductor has provided a robust platform to observe Klein tunneling. Researchers at the University of Maryland have captured the most direct evidence to date of a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a Read More
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    Ring Resonators Corner Light

    Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its four corners. The effect, which arises from interfering optical pathways, isn't altered by small defects during fabrication and could eventually enable the creation of Read More
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    High-resolution Imaging Technique Maps out an Atomic Wave Function

    Overlapping Laser Beams Offer a New Way to Extract A Quantum System's Essential Information From NIST News JQI researchers have demonstrated a new way to obtain the essential details that describe an isolated quantum system, such as a gas of atoms, through direct observation. The new method gives Read More
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    Radioactive Material Detected Remotely Using Laser-induced Electron Avalanche Breakdown

    New method developed by UMD researchers could be scaled up to improve security at ports of entry Physicists at the University of Maryland have developed a powerful new method to detect radioactive material. By using an infrared laser beam to induce a phenomenon known Read More
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    Ion experiment aces quantum scrambling test

      Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute have implemented an experimental test for quantum scrambling, a chaotic shuffling of the information stored among a collection of quantum particles. Their experiments on a group of seven atomic ions, reported in the March 7 issue of Read More
  • 1 Ions Clear Another Hurdle Toward Scaled-up Quantum Computing
  • 2 Newfound Superconductor Material Could Be the ‘Silicon of Quantum Computers’
  • 3 Corkscrew Photons May Leave Behind a Spontaneous Twist
  • 4 Currie to Send Next Gen Retroreflectors to Moon
  • 5 Perfect Quantum Portal Emerges at Exotic Interface
  • 6 Ring Resonators Corner Light
  • 7 High-resolution Imaging Technique Maps out an Atomic Wave Function
  • 8 Radioactive Material Detected Remotely Using Laser-induced Electron Avalanche Breakdown
  • 9 Ion experiment aces quantum scrambling test
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  KevinQian

Kevin Qian of Montgomery Blair High School placed 2nd in the Physics and Astronomy category at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2019 with his research topic “Heisenberg-Scaling Measurement Protocol for Analytic Functions with Quantum Sensor

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Maryland Day 2019 was a huge success! 

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Department News

  • Sep 19, 2019 Peter Shawhan Elected APS Fellow Peter Shawhan has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He was cited for the “development of techniques and algorithms to search LIGO data for transient signals, and for realizing the important future scientific implications of gravitational wave observations by looking for other Read More
  • Sep 17, 2019 Chris Monroe Wins Lamb Award Christopher Monroe, a JQI Fellow, Distinguished University Professor, and Bice Seci-Zorn Professor in the Department of Physics at UMD, has received the 2020 Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics. The award, which has been sponsored by the Physics of Quantum Electronics Read More
  • Sep 11, 2019 Faculty Position in Theoretical Plasma Physics The University of Maryland Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in theoretical plasma physics. A more senior level position may be considered for exceptional candidates.  The Department has a broad research effort in plasma physics, Read More
  • Aug 22, 2019 University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center On August 22, 2019, the University of Maryland announced the launch of the Quantum Technology Center (QTC), which aims to translate quantum physics research into innovative technologies. The center will capitalize on the university’s strong research programs and partnerships in quantum science and systems engineering, and pursue Read More
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