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Quantum computing leap with a magnetic twist
June 28, 2023
UW News has just posted a story about new advancements in quantum computing by a team led by Dr. Xiaodong Xu — the Boeing Distinguished Professor of Physics and a professor of materials science and engineering at the UW (as well as the Clean Energy Institute, MolES and NanoES). Developing quantum computers hinges on building a stable network of qubits — or quantum bits — to store information, access it and perform computations. Yet the qubit platforms unveiled to date have a common problem:... Read more
Mark Rudner Portrait
May 22, 2023
Associate Professor Mark Rudner is the 2023 recipient of a Brown Investigator Award from the Brown Science Foundation which will support research by Mark and his group investigating new paradigms of nonlinear quantum many-body dynamics in solid state, cold atomic, and synthetic quantum systems. At its core, this work will uncover and... Read more
CENPA Megapixel CCDs
May 9, 2023
The DAMIC-M dark matter experiment, in which Assistant Professor Alvaro Chavarria plays a key role, has reported its first results including world-leading constraints on sub-GeV dark matter particles interacting with electrons. Read more at
Faser Particle Detector CERN
March 24, 2023
An international team of scientists has for the first time detected neutrinos created by a particle collider. The discovery, announced March 19 by the Forward Search Experiment — or FASER collaboration —  at the 57th Rencontres de Moriond Electroweak and Unified Theories conference in Italy, promises to deepen scientists’ understanding of the nature of neutrinos, which are the most abundant particle in the cosmos. FASER’s detector picked up neutrinos... Read more