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A Quantum Leap

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on March 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

UW doctoral student Natalie Klco was curious about quantum computing, so she enrolled in a graduate course in the Physics Department about the emerging field. Less than two years later, she’s at the forefront of quantum computing research, and the first recipient of a competitive two-year Microsoft Research Fellowship in quantum computing.

"Quantum computing makes you think about your calculations very differently than programming a classical computer," says Natalie Klco. Media credit: Whitney Sanchez

“It was an experimental physics course (offered by Boris Blinov), which was a shift for me,” says Klco. “When I started, I had no idea how to...

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