A new quantum engineering minor at Colorado School of Mines will give undergraduate students the opportunity to gain exposure to quantum theory and hands-on experience with relevant hardware and prepare for careers in the rapidly evolving field of quantum technology.
Meenakshi Singh, assistant professor of physics at Colorado School of Mines, explains why we’re seeing a quantum surge, what this evolving technology will enable us to do in the near future and how Mines is preparing the next generation to lead the world through the next quantum revolution.
A rapidly advancing research area, spintronics explores methods to exploit a property of electrons to encode information faster and in a more energy efficient fashion than conventional computing electronics.
The goal of the two-day NSF Workshop on Quantum Engineering Education on Feb. 25-26 is to build a roadmap to establishing the robust and diverse student pipeline and educational infrastructure that the U.S. and its businesses need to lead the quantum revolution.
“Hybrid perovskite photovoltaics are one of the most promising new technologies and have made gains in champion cell performance at astronomical rates. However, stability remains a show-stopper for the technology,” said Angus Rockett, professor and head of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department.
In findings published last week in the journal Physical Review Letters, an interdisciplinary team led by Mines and Lawrence Livermore National Lab demonstrated the power of using nuclear decay in high-rate quantum sensors.