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How do you make a 4,000 square foot museum exhibition about an invisible science?

Artist's rendition of QUANTUM: The Exhibition

Following a PhD in experimental quantum information and a two-year stint as a postdoctoral researcher, I have been fortunate enough to land my dream job. For the last six years, I have been a full-time outreach scientist. My job is to communicate and teach the wonders of quantum information science and technology to a variety of audiences: from high school students and teachers, to undergraduate students, the general public, government officials and members of the high tech industry.

New Electron Beam Lithography equipment at Quantum NanoFab

The Quantum NanoFab is used by many researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) to build new quantum structures for study in their labs. It is a cleanroom laboratory that uses technologies from the microelectronics industry in order to enable the fabrication of a variety of experimental quantum devices. As the Quantum NanoFab’s resident process engineer I would like to talk briefly about electron beam lithography in general and our new JEOL JBX-6300FS electron beam lithography tool in particular.

Stories from the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.

 -Edward Bloom in Big Fish

When quantum correlations need a helping hand

Imagine you have a box with some switches and knobs, which displays a message on its screen every time you press the big red button that says "press me".

My experience with the IBM Quantum Experience

On Tuesday, June 7, 24 students attending the Undergraduate School for Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) used the IBM Quantum Experience to test algorithms that they were learning about in the classroom.

This was the first time that the platform was used as an educational tool in a classroom. Here's what one student, Michael Wolfe, an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, had to say about the experiment:

What you can expect from RQI-N 2016

The decade of the 2000s has seen the birth of the fast-growing field of Relativistic Quantum Information (RQI). RQI brings together the two pillars of modern physics, general relativity and quantum theory, with information theory. Results in the field of RQI range from new insights into the laws of Nature (e.g., black hole physics and cosmology) all the way to concrete applications in quantum computing and quantum-secured communication.

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Educational programs

QKD - Quantum Key Distribution Summer School

USEQIP - Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing

QCSYS - Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students

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