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JQI Student Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award

April 18, 2023
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Jacob Bringewatt. (Credit: Margarita Davydova)

JQI graduate student Jacob Bringewatt has received the Board of Visitors Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at UMD. The award acknowledges scholarly and research excellence of a graduate student in the college and comes with a $5,000 prize. Bringewatt, who is also a graduate student in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), was nominated by his advisor, JQI Fellow Alexey Gorshkov.

"I feel very honored to receive this recognition,” Bringewatt says. “Scientific research is never an individual effort and, having pursued both my undergraduate and graduate degree at the University of Maryland, I am extremely grateful to the university and all the people who are part of it who have enabled me to grow and excel as a young scientist. I especially am thankful for my many excellent advisors and mentors, including Alexey Gorshkov, Zohreh Davoudi, Michael Jarret, Bill Dorland, and Stephen Jordan, who have always struck an ideal balance of steering me in the right direction and giving me the freedom to follow my curiosity wherever it leads.”

Bringewatt’s research explores topics in quantum information and quantum computing theory, including research into quantum simulation algorithms and how to make better quantum sensors.

"It's an honor for me to be Jake's collaborator and advisor!" says Gorshkov, who is also a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and a QuICS Fellow.


Story by Bailey Bedford

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