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Quantum Thermo Group receives NSF and NASA/Peraton funding

January 25, 2021 1:47 PM
While most quantum systems evolve in a linear fashion, there exist some, such as Bose-Einstein condensates, in which complicated interactions give rise to effectively non-linear dynamics. Theoretically, such non-linear systems can be used to enhance the performance of quantum computers. The Quantum Thermodynamics Group will develop a framework for the thermodynamics of non-linear systems, quantifying the energy costs associated with non-linear computation through the derivation of a non-linear quantum Landauer's principle. This work will lead to a better understanding of how to develop a new generation of quantum devices that take advantage of non-linear features.

This research will be funded by a three-year National Science Foundation grant, and internship support for PhD- candidate Nathan M. Myers provided by NASA contractor Peraton.

More details on this work can be found in the recent UMBC News feature:
https://news.umbc.edu/quantum-computing-but-even-faster-umbc-researchers-explore-the-possibilities-with-new-nsf-grant/