Happy World Quantum Day! We are a group of quantum science researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD), and we’re back again this year to answer more of your burning quantum queries. Ask us anything!
World Quantum Day promotes the public understanding of quantum science and technology. At UMD, hundreds of faculty members, postdocs, and students are working on a variety of quantum research topics, from quantum computing and quantum algorithms to quantum many-body physics and the technology behind new quantum sensors. Feel free to ask us about research, academic life, career tips, and anything else you think we might know!
For more information about all the quantum research happening at UMD, check out the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), the Condensed Matter Theory Center (CMTC), the Quantum Materials Center (QMC), the Quantum Technology Center (QTC), the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation (RQS), and the Maryland Quantum Thermodynamics Hub.
Our schedule for the day is (in EDT):
10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Alan Migdall (experimental quantum optics, JQI), Jay Sau (theoretical many-body physics, CMTC, JQI), and Andrew Childs (theoretical quantum information and simulation, QuICS, RQS)
12-1 p.m.: Lunch ?
1-3 p.m.: Charles Clark (theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics, JQI), Nathan Schine (experimental quantum simulation and information with atoms and optics, JQI, RQS), and Alicia Kollár (experimental quantum simulation and information with optical waveguides, graph theory, JQI, RQS)
3-5ish: UMD graduate student and postdoc takeover
For a beginner-friendly intro to the quantum world, check out The Quantum Atlas.
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