Professor of Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology Receives $400,000 DoE Grant to Improve Quantum Sensing with Inspiration from Quantum Computing

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Professor of Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology Receives $400,000 DoE Grant to Improve Quantum Sensing with Inspiration from Quantum Computing

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  • Igor Pikovski, a professor of physics at Stevens Institute of Technology, has received $400,000 Department of Energy grant.
  • The grant is to Improve quantum sensing with inspiration from quantum computing and to create innovative strategies for encoding and detecting quantum information.

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH NEWS —Hoboken, New Jersey/October 24, 2022 —  Igor Pikovski, assistant professor of physics at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for his research study, “Quantum Information Encoding and Decoding for Quantum Sensing.”

Quantum technologies promise transformative new capabilities, from previously impossible computational proficiency to sensitive measurement strategies and more. However, even quantum physics has limitations, and its advantages and disadvantages must be carefully balanced when building quantum technologies.

In this project, The goal is to create innovative strategies for encoding and detecting quantum information. The results will show how to better accumulate, transmit and shield quantum information in quantum sensors, enabling new sensing strategies and new sensor designs in systems such as atomic clocks and quantum magnetometers.

“Quantum technologies have many useful applications, yet we still don’t fully understand their potential,” Pikovski said. “This project will combine ideas from quantum computing with quantum metrology, to help uncover untapped capabilities of quantum sensors and find out how exactly we can control some quantum phenomena in entirely new ways.”

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SOURCE: Stevens Institute of Technology

James Dargan

James Dargan

James Dargan is a contributor at The Quantum Insider. His focus is on the QC startup ecosystem and he writes articles on the space that have a tone accessible to the average reader

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