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Nanoscience can unlock the quantum revolution

As we start to enter the quantum era, we are beginning to see that the possibilities ahead look limitless. In a standing-room only session at the Foundry’s Annual User Meeting, a symposium on quantum information science delved into the types of nanoscale investigation techniques and qubit fabrication capabilities that must be developed in order for fully functioning quantum information systems to be realized.

The session kicked off with a talk by Mark Kasevich of Stanford University about multi-pass electron microscopy, a technique that can reduce sample damage while maintaining imaging resolution.

Also presenting was new Foundry staff member Sinead Griffin, who gave a talk on her work using quantum materials to detect dark matter. She discussed how the dark matter/target interaction can be optimized using chemical and physical engineering, and presented the target reach for these new dark matter detection proposals.


Photo Credit: Sinead Griffin