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News on Quantum Physics 2014

Charles Marcus receives American research prize

15 October 2014

Charles Marcus receives American research prize Charles Marcus, who is a professor and head of the Center for Quantum Devices at NBI has been awarded the prize for ’Research Excellence in Nanotechnology’ by the nanoscience centre, NBIC at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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Microsoft’s Strange Quest for the Topological Qubit

14 October 2014

This week, a new article appeared in MIT Technology Review on Microsoft's efforts to create a topological quantum computer, which mentions Microsoft's collaboration with QDev.

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Gediminas Kirsanskas completed PhD thesis on Electron Transport in Quantum Dots and Heat Transport in Molecules

14 September 2014

On the 1st of September, Gediminas Kirsanskas successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Electron Transport in Quantum Dots and Heat Transport in Molecules". Congratulations!

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New outreach videos by QDev staff

17 August 2014

In these videos, Jesper Nygård explains the next big thing in information technology lies in harnessing the power of quantum physics. Brian Møller Andersen explains the mind-boggling phenomenon of superconductivity.

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"Denmark as a knowledge magnet"

06 August 2014

QDev has been featured in a recent article in Berlingske, on the importance of attracting international academic talent to the country.

The full text of the article can be found here.

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Collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and Microsoft over the computers of the future

09 July 2014

Collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and Microsoft over the computers of the future As part of their investment in research into quantum information technology, Microsoft is collaborating with Professor Charles Marcus, head of the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) at the Niels Bohr Institute

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QDev Summer School 2014

09 July 2014

Last week, QDev hosted the first week-long summer school at the HCØ campus in Copenhagen on Quantum Effects in Low-dimensional Systems.

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New York Times on Quantum Computing

25 June 2014

In the recently appeared article "Microsoft makes bet Quantum Computing is next breakthrough", the New York Times reports on the recent advances in Topological Quantum Computing. Charles Marcus is featured as one of the scientists to comment on the story.

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QDev retreat 2014

21 May 2014

During the third weekend of May, QDev hosted its annual retreat. This year, the staff went to the sunny west of Fyn to enjoy a weekend of social and outdoor activities.

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Coffee and discussion

02 May 2014

Starting Monday, May 5th, everyone is welcome to join us Monday through Friday at 9AM in the second floor lunch room, to start the day off in good company.

You bring the discussion, we'll bring the coffee!

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Outreach: Charlie Marcus at Science & Cocktails

25 February 2014

On Tuesday, May 6th, Charlie Marcus will appear as guest speaker at Science & Cocktails, an initiative that makes scientific knowledge more accessible and entertaining by combining public lectures with music/art performances, and, of course, cocktails!

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Fellowships awarded

20 January 2014

Fellowships awardedRecently, a number of people at QDev received prestigious fellowships, Mark Rudner, Karl Petersson and Mathias Lunde.
 

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QDev/NBIA Summer School

20 January 2014

QDev/NBIA Summer School - This summer, QDev and NBIA will co-host a summer school on "Quantum Effects in Low-Dimensional Systems."

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Kim Pedersen completed PhD thesis on Theoretical Investigations Regarding Single Molecules

20 January 2014

On January the 17th, Kim Pedersen successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

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Quantum communication controlled by resonance in ‘artificial atoms’

06 August 2013

Researchers at NBI among others have developed a method to control a quantum bit for electronic quantum communication in a series of quantum dots, which behave like artificial atoms in the solid state

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