Transforming how we communicate,
compute, and sense our world
The QuantumX initiative at the University of Washington seeks to facilitate and support activities to accelerate quantum discoveries and technologies.
QuantumX faculty and researchers are exploring the following areas:
Hardware, software, and algorithms to realize solutions to problems intractable on classical computers.
Materials development to enable quantum technologies and the study of materials whose properties emerge from quantum interactions
Quantum Communication and Networks
Hardware, software, and algorithms to realize secure communication protected by the laws of quantum mechanics. The development of quantum networks for scaling both communication and computation systems.
Using quantum coherence and entanglement to achieve new limits in sensing
Using controlled quantum systems to simulate materials from small molecules to solids, with applications ranging from more efficient electronics to clean energy.
Quantum Research at the UW
Nuclear Science Advisory Committee releases report on nuclear physics and quantum information science
UW physicists Martin Savage and David Herzog co-authored a report to the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee that assesses the potential impact of quantum information science on nuclear physics and describes the unique contributions nuclear physics research could make to accelerate advances in quantum information science.
QuantumX awarded five undergraduate and masters students grants to fabricate nanoscale quantum devices at the Washington Nanofabrication Facility.
A team led by UW Professor Peter Pauzauskie discovered that they can use extremely high pressure and temperature to introduce other elements into nanodiamonds, making them potentially useful in quantum communications and quantum sensing. This work was done in collaboration with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and published in Science Advances.