Cornell multidisciplinary team wins USD 1M grant from Keck Foundation for Quantum foundation

6 Jul 2017 Ithaka - A cross-campus collaboration led by Cornell engineering professor Darrell Schlom has been awarded $1 million from the Keck Foundation to transition its groundbreaking research from bold theory, based on extensive calculation, to creating a specific topological superconducting material that could pave the way to quantum computing. This is reported by Tom Fleischman in the Cornell Chronicle.

One of the problems, which the Cornell group will tackle is that in virtually all quantum computing implementations to date, one of the states is an excited state that must, by its nature, decay spontaneously into its ground state.

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