Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new photonic device that could get scientists closer to the “holy grail” of finding the global minimum of mathematical formulations at room temperature. Finding that elusive mathematical value would be a major advancement in opening new options for simulations involving quantum materials. Wei Bao is the corresponding author of a paper reporting this research, published in Nature Materials. (6/17/22)
EQUATE’s main research goal is to bring Nebraska to the forefront of scientific discoveries and innovation in the design, synthesis, growth, and use of materials and hybrid systems with large-scale quantum properties for applications in sensing, metrology, communication, and information processing.
This project focuses on research and
workforce development to advance knowledge on topics related to quantum
materials, technologies, and computation. Quantum materials are a new class
of materials that exhibit quantum phenomena at macroscopic length scales and
are expected to advance the technological landscape through the advent of
quantum technologies. These new technologies will revolutionize fields such
as information technology, medical technology, and cryptography, with an
impact on security areas such as defense and banking.
EQUATE consolidates the quantum science and technology expertise of 20 faculty researchers across four Nebraska research institutions, establishing collaboration and feedback between theory and experiment to guide discoveries and expedite the findings of new emergent quantum materials and phenomena.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OIA-2044049. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.