UIUC researchers to develop new interconnects as important step in enabling quantum networks
Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were awarded a grant to begin developing interconnects that, if successful, could serve as linkages in a network of quantum processors and other elements.
QUIST Members Mason and Lorenz receive NSF award to strengthen pathways of underrepresented young researchers into materials science careers
Under new seed funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), UIUC’s Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (I-MRSEC) will partner with two other universities to provide undergraduates from underrepresented groups with robust pathways towards graduate study and eventual careers in materials science.
New photonic chip for isolating light may be key to miniaturizing quantum devices
Light plays a critical role in enabling 21st century quantum information applications. Limited by size, engineers need to miniaturize quantum devices, which requires re-thinking certain components for harnessing light. IQUIST members have designed a simple, compact photonic circuit that uses sound waves to rein in light. The team’s measurements show that their approach to isolation currently outperforms all previous on-chip alternatives and is optimized for compatibility with atom-based sensors.
QuSTEAM program awarded $5M
NSF-funded QuSTEAM program awarded $5 million to broaden quantum science education for undergraduates
The Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST) brings together physicists, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians to advance quantum information science and train a quantum-smart workforce. The center is a core member of the Chicago Quantum Exchange and is accelerating innovation through partnerships spanning academia, government, and industry.
IQUIST News | September 28, 2021
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