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Released: 26-Jan-2023 3:10 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $9.1 Million for Research on Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $9.1 million in funding for 13 projects in Quantum Information Science (QIS) with relevance to nuclear physics. Nuclear physics research seeks to discover, explore, and understand all forms of nuclear matter that can exist in the universe – from the subatomic structure of nucleons, to exploding stars, to the emergence of the quark-gluon plasma seconds after the Big Bang.

Released: 25-Jan-2023 1:25 PM EST
U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation Announce Expanded Collaboration
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will continue a longstanding collaboration on scientific and engineering research and enable increased partnership to address the most important challenges of the 21st century.

Released: 18-Jan-2023 6:25 PM EST
Can you trust your quantum simulator?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

At the scale of individual atoms, physics gets weird. Researchers are working to reveal, harness, and control these strange quantum effects using quantum analog simulators — laboratory experiments that involve super-cooling tens to hundreds of atoms and probing them with finely tuned lasers and magnets.

Newswise: Argonne announces 2022 Postdoctoral Performance Awards
Released: 18-Jan-2023 3:20 PM EST
Argonne announces 2022 Postdoctoral Performance Awards
Argonne National Laboratory

Nine postdoctoral appointees were recognized with Postdoctoral Performance Awards.

Newswise: The Latest From The American Astronomical Society Meeting And Other Space News
9-Jan-2023 4:20 PM EST
The Latest From The American Astronomical Society Meeting And Other Space News
Newswise

Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Space and Astronomy channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Newswise: The optical fiber that keeps data safe even after being twisted or bent
Released: 10-Jan-2023 5:45 PM EST
The optical fiber that keeps data safe even after being twisted or bent
University of Bath

Optical fibres are the backbone of our modern information networks. From long-range communication over the internet to high-speed information transfer within data centres and stock exchanges, optical fibre remains critical in our globalised world.

Released: 9-Jan-2023 1:25 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $56 Million for Traineeships Supporting Historically Underrepresented Groups and Institutions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $56 million to provide research opportunities to historically underrepresented groups and institutions in STEM. The funding, through the DOE Office of Science’s Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) initiative, will support internships, mentorship, and training programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and other research institutions. These investments will diversify American leadership in the physical, biological, and computational sciences to ensure America’s best and brightest students have pathways to STEM fields.

Newswise: Quantum computers: Bar-Ilan University researchers develop superconducting flux qubits with unprecedented reproducibility
Released: 9-Jan-2023 8:05 AM EST
Quantum computers: Bar-Ilan University researchers develop superconducting flux qubits with unprecedented reproducibility
Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Michael Stern and co-workers from the Department of Physics and Quantum Entanglement Science and Technology (QUEST) Center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel are attempting to build superconducting processors based on a type of circuit called superconducting flux qubits. A flux qubit is a micron-sized superconducting loop where electrical current can flow clockwise or counter-clockwise, or in a quantum superposition of both directions. Contrary to transmon qubits, these flux qubits are highly non-linear objects and can thus be manipulated on very short time scales with high fidelity. The main drawback of flux qubits, however, is that they are particularly difficult to control and to fabricate. This leads to sizeable irreproducibility and has limited their use in the industry until now to quantum annealing optimization processes such as the ones realized by D-Wave. Using a novel fabrication technique and state-of the-art equipment, a group led by Dr. Stern, in collaboration with Pr

Released: 5-Jan-2023 6:10 PM EST
University of Chicago Launches Polsky Deep Tech Ventures to Accelerate the Commercialization of Innovations in Quantum, Data Science, Clean Tech, and Life Sciences
University of Chicago

The University of Chicago today unveiled Polsky Deep Tech Ventures, a new initiative offering a suite of sector-specific accelerators, entrepreneurial training, and funding dedicated to supporting startups that bring world-changing science and technology to market.

   
Newswise: Brookhaven Postdoc Adrien Florio Explores the Next Phase of the Quantum Revolution
Released: 5-Jan-2023 5:30 PM EST
Brookhaven Postdoc Adrien Florio Explores the Next Phase of the Quantum Revolution
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Meet Adrien Florio, a postdoctoral research associate and fellow in Brookhaven Lab’s Nuclear Theory Group that is contributing his unique perspective and experience to the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage's theory and applications subthrust.

Newswise: Researchers succeeded in developing a light source that produced two entangled light beams
Released: 3-Jan-2023 1:25 PM EST
Researchers succeeded in developing a light source that produced two entangled light beams
Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Scientists are increasingly seeking to discover more about quantum entanglement, which occurs when two or more systems are created or interact in such a manner that the quantum states of some cannot be described independently of the quantum states of the others.

Newswise: Dawn of solid-state quantum networks
Released: 29-Dec-2022 2:20 PM EST
Dawn of solid-state quantum networks
SPIE

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics celebrated the fundamental interest of quantum entanglement, and also envisioned the potential applications in “the second quantum revolution” — a new age when we are able to manipulate the weirdness of quantum mechanics, including quantum superposition and entanglement.

Released: 22-Dec-2022 12:20 PM EST
A year in review: Argonne’s breakthroughs in 2022
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers put their stamp on 2022 with accomplishments as varied as quantum science, wearable medical sensors, and climate change resilience and recovery.

Newswise: At the Edge of Graphene-Based Electronics
Released: 21-Dec-2022 4:10 PM EST
At the Edge of Graphene-Based Electronics
Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new graphene-based nanoelectronics platform that could be the key to finding a successor to silicon. The team may have also discovered a new quasiparticle. Their discovery could lead to manufacturing smaller, faster, more efficient, and more sustainable computer chips, and has potential implications for quantum and high-performance computing.

Newswise: Quantum Computing Workshop Brings Classical Control Systems Into Focus
Released: 20-Dec-2022 6:30 PM EST
Quantum Computing Workshop Brings Classical Control Systems Into Focus
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One of the most highly-attended workshops at the 2022 IEEE Quantum Week was organized by researchers from the Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab). Motivated by deep scientific inquiry and technological needs, the one-day hybrid workshop was titled “Classical Control Systems for Quantum Computing.”

Newswise: Jumpstarting the Future Quantum Workforce
Released: 20-Dec-2022 6:05 PM EST
Jumpstarting the Future Quantum Workforce
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Quantum Systems Accelerator, a National Quantum Information Science Research Center led by Berkeley Lab, is stepping up efforts for quantum education and outreach, especially at the high school level, which traditionally has not been regarded as an entry point to quantum science. The outreach should help fill the increasing number of job vacancies in this fast-growing and developing field.

Newswise: Using Machine Learning to Better Understand How Water Behaves
Released: 16-Dec-2022 4:30 PM EST
Using Machine Learning to Better Understand How Water Behaves
Georgia Institute of Technology

New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology uses machine learning models to better understand water’s phase changes, opening more avenues for a better theoretical understanding of various substances. With this technique, the researchers found strong computational evidence in support of water’s liquid-liquid transition that can be applied to real-world systems that use water to operate.

Released: 14-Dec-2022 10:50 AM EST
Q-NEXT quantum center releases roadmap for the development of quantum information technologies
Argonne National Laboratory

The Q-NEXT quantum research center has released a quantum technology roadmap that outlines the research and scientific discoveries needed for distributing quantum information on a 10- to 15-year timescale.

Newswise: Chaos gives the quantum world a temperature
Released: 14-Dec-2022 10:40 AM EST
Chaos gives the quantum world a temperature
Vienna University of Technology

A single particle has no temperature. It has a certain energy or a certain speed - but it is not possible to translate that into a temperature.

Newswise: It’s colossal: Creating the world’s largest dilution refrigerator
Released: 14-Dec-2022 7:05 AM EST
It’s colossal: Creating the world’s largest dilution refrigerator
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

To cool quantum computing components, researchers use machines called dilution refrigerators. Researchers and engineers from the SQMS Center are building Colossus, the largest, most powerful refrigerator at millikelvin temperatures ever made. The new machine will enable new physics and quantum computing experiments.

Newswise: 5th HK Tech Forum investigates quantum physics and complex systems
Released: 14-Dec-2022 1:05 AM EST
5th HK Tech Forum investigates quantum physics and complex systems
Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

Leading academic and industry researchers in the rapidly developing fields of quantum computation, quantum physics, and related areas gathered at the HK Tech Forum on Quantum Physics and Complex Systems hosted by the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 7 to 9 December.

Newswise: Quantum repeaters and their role in information technology
Released: 13-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
Quantum repeaters and their role in information technology
Argonne National Laboratory

What are quantum repeaters, and how do they work? This explainer lays what these devices do, their role in entanglement swapping, and how the Q-NEXT quantum center is advancing the technology.

Newswise: Media Tip: The quest for an ideal quantum bit
Released: 13-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
Media Tip: The quest for an ideal quantum bit
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists have developed a qubit platform formed by freezing neon gas into a solid, spraying electrons from a light bulb’s filament onto it, and trapping a single electron there. This system shows great promise as an ideal building block for quantum computers.

Released: 13-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
Media Tip: Stretching qubit lifetimes with asymmetrical crystal environments
Argonne National Laboratory

Adaptable and versatile, molecular qubits hold promise for numerous quantum applications. By altering the qubit's host environment, a team supported by the Q-NEXT quantum center has extended the length of time these qubits can maintain information.

Newswise: A peculiar protected structure links Viking knots with quantum vortices
8-Dec-2022 5:00 AM EST
A peculiar protected structure links Viking knots with quantum vortices
Aalto University

Mathematical analysis identifies a vortex structure that is impervious to decay.

Released: 9-Dec-2022 6:05 AM EST
Entangled photons to take pictures in the dark
Washington University in St. Louis

During photosynthesis, a chemical reaction jumpstarted by sunlight breaks down chemicals into the food plants need to repair themselves and to grow. But as researchers attempt to better understand photosynthesis, they have hit a roadblock when it comes to being able to see the fundamental structures and processes in a plant.

Newswise: Scientists Narrow the Anchor Point in a Quantum Chromodynamics Critical Point Search
Released: 6-Dec-2022 2:05 PM EST
Scientists Narrow the Anchor Point in a Quantum Chromodynamics Critical Point Search
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Heavy ion collisions using gold nuclei found a phase of nuclear matter with freely moving quarks and gluons, the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP). Scientists are aiming to establish if a critical point exists in the phase diagram of nuclear matter, where the QGP would coexist with a gas of protons, neutrons, and other particles. Research at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider indicates that if this critical point exists, it is between energies of 3 and 20 giga-electron volts.

Newswise: New instrument measures supercurrent flow, data has applications in quantum computing
Released: 5-Dec-2022 1:35 PM EST
New instrument measures supercurrent flow, data has applications in quantum computing
Iowa State University

Jigang Wang's extreme-scale nanoscope is beginning to collect data about how pulses of light at trillions of cycles per second can control supercurrents in materials. The instrument could one day help optimize superconducting quantum bits, which are at the heart of quantum computing.

Newswise: New Quantum Light Source Paves the Way to a Quantum Internet
Released: 5-Dec-2022 7:05 AM EST
New Quantum Light Source Paves the Way to a Quantum Internet
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Researchers recently produced single-photon sources with operating wavelengths compatible with existing fiber communication networks using two-dimensional molybdenum ditelluride semiconductor layers on nano-size pillars.

Newswise: From Qubits to Potential Cancer Treatments: Laser Upgrade Opens New Research Possibilities
Released: 1-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
From Qubits to Potential Cancer Treatments: Laser Upgrade Opens New Research Possibilities
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Things are looking brighter than ever at the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator Center. A recently completed upgrade will expand the center’s capabilities into new areas, including studies of particle acceleration, extremely hot plasmas, cancer treatment techniques, and materials for quantum science.

Released: 30-Nov-2022 1:35 PM EST
Levitating balls and high-speed oscillators to help solve quantum physics problems
Lancaster University

Lancaster University has won a £1.3M award for research into quantum turbulence.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 10:15 AM EST
Quantum algorithm of the direct calculation of energy derivatives developed for molecular geometry optimization
Osaka Metropolitan University

In recent years, research and development on quantum computers has made considerable progress.

Released: 28-Nov-2022 10:45 AM EST
The entanglement advantage
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers have demonstrated a way to entangle atoms to create a network of atomic clocks and accelerometers. The method has resulted in greater precision in measuring time and acceleration.

Newswise: Scientists construct novel quantum testbed one atom at a time
Released: 28-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EST
Scientists construct novel quantum testbed one atom at a time
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory created a novel testbed to explore the behavior of electrons in a special class of materials called topological insulators, which could see applications in quantum computing.

Newswise: Spin correlation between paired electrons demonstrated
Released: 23-Nov-2022 4:10 PM EST
Spin correlation between paired electrons demonstrated
University of Basel

Physicists at the University of Basel have experimentally demonstrated for the first time that there is a negative correlation between the two spins of an entangled pair of electrons from a superconductor.

Newswise: HK Tech Forum on Quantum Physics and Complex Systems
Released: 22-Nov-2022 9:00 AM EST
HK Tech Forum on Quantum Physics and Complex Systems
Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

A central theme of quantum science and technology is the investigation of the properties and the uses of quantum interactions, the characteristic correlations among constituents of a quantum system that have no analogous counterparts in classical systems.

Newswise: A possible game changer for next generation microelectronics
Released: 21-Nov-2022 11:55 AM EST
A possible game changer for next generation microelectronics
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers have discovered new properties of tiny magnetic whirlpools called skyrmions. Their pivotal discovery could lead to a new generation of microelectronics for memory storage with vastly improved energy efficiency.

Released: 21-Nov-2022 11:25 AM EST
New quantum tool developed in groundbreaking experimental achievement
University of Waterloo

For the first time in experimental history, researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have created a device that generates twisted neutrons with well-defined orbital angular momentum.

Released: 18-Nov-2022 1:00 PM EST
Exploring the duality of gravity and gauge theory
Springer

The gauge/gravity duality states that gravity and quantum spacetime emerge from a quantum gauge theory, which lives at the boundary between both theories.

Released: 17-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EST
Amazon Web Services and Antia Lamas-Linares to bring quantum communication innovations to Q-NEXT
Argonne National Laboratory

Amazon Web Services (AWS) was recently announced as an industry partner within the Q-NEXT research center. AWS research scientist Antia Lamas-Linares is helping advance technologies for long-distance quantum networks and build a quantum workforce for the future.

Released: 11-Nov-2022 8:20 PM EST
Synthetic black holes radiate like real ones
Universiteit van Amsterdam

Research led by the University of Amsterdam has demonstrated that elusive radiation coming from black holes can be studied by mimicking it in the lab.

Newswise: The transformation between different topological spin textures
Released: 11-Nov-2022 7:45 PM EST
The transformation between different topological spin textures
Shinshu University

Skyrmions and bimerons are fundamental topological spin textures in magnetic thin films with asymmetric exchange interactions and they can be used as information carrier for next generation low energy consumption memory, advanced neuromorphic computing, and advanced quantum computing as they have multiple degrees of freedom that can carry information.

Newswise: Truly chiral phonons observed in three-dimensional materials for the first time
Released: 9-Nov-2022 4:15 PM EST
Truly chiral phonons observed in three-dimensional materials for the first time
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Chirality is the breaking of reflection and inversion symmetries.

Released: 9-Nov-2022 12:15 PM EST
Electrons zip along quantum highways in new material
University of Chicago

Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) have discovered a new material, MnBi6Te10, which can be used to create quantum highways along which electrons can move. These electron thoroughfares are potentially useful in connecting the internal components of powerful, energy-efficient quantum computers.

Newswise: New quantum phase discovered for developing hybrid materials
Released: 8-Nov-2022 11:10 AM EST
New quantum phase discovered for developing hybrid materials
Osaka Metropolitan University

If you have ever watched water freeze to ice, you have witnessed what physicists call a "phase transition." Osaka Metropolitan University scientists have discovered an unprecedented phase transition during which crystals achieve amorphous characteristics while retaining their crystalline properties.

Released: 8-Nov-2022 9:00 AM EST
HKIAS e-Newsletter Issue 12 - October 2022
Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

Over the past years, the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) has made several strategic investments in its future.

Released: 3-Nov-2022 2:25 PM EDT
2022 Chicago Quantum Summit to Gather Quantum Leaders Defining the Emerging Field on Nov. 14-15
University of Chicago

Experts in quantum information science and engineering will come together on November 14-15 in Chicago to share their insights and experiences from the forefront of this growing field. The fifth annual Chicago Quantum Summit, hosted by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, will convene academic, government, and industry leaders in quantum information science and engineering.

   
Newswise: Magnetic Molecules on Surfaces: Advances and Challenges in Molecular Nanoscience
Released: 2-Nov-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Magnetic Molecules on Surfaces: Advances and Challenges in Molecular Nanoscience
University of Barcelona

In the field of molecular magnetism, the design of devices with technological applications at the nanoscale —quantum computing, molecular spintronics, magnetic cooling, nanomedicine, high-density information storage, etc.— requires those magnetic molecules that are placed on the surface to preserve their structure, functionality and properties.

Newswise: Quantum Dots Form Ordered Material
Released: 1-Nov-2022 1:20 PM EDT
Quantum Dots Form Ordered Material
University of Groningen

Quantum dots are clusters of some 1,000 atoms which act as one large ‘super-atom’. It is possible to accurately design the electronic properties of these dots just by changing their size.

Newswise: ASU Launches New Quantum Research Collaborative
29-Oct-2022 6:00 AM EDT
ASU Launches New Quantum Research Collaborative
Arizona State University (ASU)

A seismic shift in advanced technology is on the way. The Quantum Collaborative is Arizona State University’s answer to this upheaval, uniting quantum technology research efforts and developing a prepared workforce.


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