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The Innovation Cycle for Quantum Technologies

December 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Speaker: 
David Cory
Institution: 
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada

Quantum mechanics is the ultimate description of nature. Devices that operate via the laws of

quantum mechanics can reach efficiencies beyond those available to any classical device. They

have and will transform health and medicine, secure communication, quantum computing, and

more. To realize quantum devices, however, requires an innovation cycle: new quantum

materials, new characterization methods, new fabrication techniques, and new device testing, all

leading to new quantum applications. One essential quantum application is the simulation and

design of new quantum materials, so the cycle closes and may be repeated. Dr. David Cory will

share how the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo is working to

implement this innovation cycle, and in particular describe the need for quantum probes to study

quantum matter – with examples from neutron interferometry developed with researchers at the

NIST Center for Neutron Research.

Note: NIST Colloquia are open to the public, but a visit request must be made to enter the NIST campus.  JQI affiliates wishing to attend this presentation should contact Charles Clark (cwc@umd.edu). US citizens need only provide their names, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, December 13; more information is required from non-US citizens, who should respond by 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 11.

Green Auditorium, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899