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Good quantum computing schools

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:10 pm
by invidia
Does anyone know any grad schools with a good quantum computing or related research group? I've tried searching on the internet and keep getting unwanted results. It doesn't have to be limited just to the U.S.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:04 am
by l3amm
The university of Colorado at Boulder has a working relationship with NIST, national institute of Standards and Technology which has a really large and good quantum information/key exchange/computing group. In fact they have several groups of people working on the creation of quantum bits and quantum computers. Some names to look for Sae-Woo Nam, phase-encoded qubits using lasers, and Rich Simmonds who is using Josephson junctions to create qubits. Both of these people are well established/respected and both have viable schemes up and running, and therefore money. The thing about the field is that only a few approaches of the many initial propositions are getting anywhere. These include: entangled photons, josephson junctions, and potentially quantum dots. A lot of the research is done by the government. As for other universities I think that the best woudl be CU Boulder, Caltech/JPL and University of Maryland (I think. NIST Gaithersburg is in Maryland and so i'm sure whatever university is near it has a strong program.) Hope that helps.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:45 am
by invidia
My school doesn't offer a research group in quantum computing :(

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:05 am
by l3amm
NIST definately has a lot of undergrads come in during the summer's and do SURFS you should check it out if that's what you want to do. I thought I did, and I'm glad that I did because it turns out that is not what I want to do at all.

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:08 pm
by physicsforaday
Yale has a good program.