Nanotechnology & Quantum Information Processing

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  • Dirk Englund and his team in the Quantum Photonics Laboratory have collaborated with colleagues at Brookhaven National Laboratory and an outside company to create a new technique to extend quantum-secured communication. Using nitrogen atoms embedded in synthetic diamond the researchers have trapped qubits that can transfer photons extending the superposition time of these qubits a hundredfold — ultimately leading toward practical quantum computing. Read more.
  • Two EECS Department faculty Jesus del Alamo and Rajeev Ram are recipients of Bose Grants — out of five MIT professors selected for research projects that are high-risk yet potentially having significant impact. The grants are given in memory of Amar Bose, electrical engineering professor, who taught in EECS and founded the Bose Corporation. Read more.
  • Photonic integrated circuits are coming closer to implementing the basic components needed for quantum information processing based on the recent work by EECS graduate student Nicholas Harris, a member of the Quantum Photonics Laboratory headed by Dirk Englund, Jamieson Career Development Professor and principal investigator in the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). Read more.
  • Professor Emeritus Shaoul “Ziggy” Ezekiel, an MIT alumnus who spent 46 years at the Institute as a professor in the departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, died on Jan. 7. He was 79.
  • A large group of researchers including EECS faculty Dirk Englund, Karl Berggren and their respective labs, the Quantum Photonics Group and the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group have collaborated with colleagues at IBM and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to edge closer to building effective quantum-computational circuits. Read more.
  • Members of Prof. Karl Berggren's Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group, including principal author and postdoc in the group Yachin Ivry have not only discovered a common relationship between thickness, temperature and electrical resistance in all superconducting materials, but have demonstrated the new knowledge in larger-area devices. Read more.
  • Institute professor Mildred S. Dresselhaus is the recipient of the IEEE 2015 Medal of Honor — IEEE’s highest honor, given since 1917. She is cited “For leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering.” Read more.
  • Professor Dimitri Antoniadis has been selected to receive the 2015 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal “for contributions to metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor physics, technology, and modeling”. The medal, sponsored by the Federation of Electric Power Companies, is given for outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.
  • "Nearly everyone seems to carry a cell phone or tablet. But if Tomás Palacios’s vision of the future of electronics comes to bear, it will be increasingly difficult to separate electronics from all the other structures and materials surrounding us." Read more.

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