UW-Madison researcher Victor Brar awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowship

UW-Madison researcher Victor Brar awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowship

University of Wisconsin-Madison

February 16, 2021

University of Wisconsin–Madison physics professor Victor Brar has been named a 2021 Sloan Research Fellow, a competitive award given to researchers in the early stages of their careers. Brar’s research focuses on developing new microscopy techniques to look at quantum systems in ways that current microscopes cannot. Applying these techniques to study defects in materials — where a perfect crystal lattice is disrupted by one or more anomalous atoms — could lead to improvements in quantum computer performance or the discovery of new physics.

UChicago researcher Hannes Bernien named Sloan Research Fellow

UChicago researcher Hannes Bernien named Sloan Research Fellow

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

February 16, 2021

Asst. Prof. Hannes Bernien has received a prestigious 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships honor early-career U.S. and Canadian researchers whose creativity, innovation, and research have the potential to make significant contributions to their fields. Each year, only 128 are chosen to receive a fellowship from more than 1,000 nominees.

UChicago researchers present seven papers at major quantum theory conference

UChicago researchers present seven papers at major quantum theory conference

UChicago Department of Computer Science

February 5, 2021

This year, the excellence of work by quantum researchers at University of Chicago was recognized at international Conference on Quantum Information Processing, which accepted an impressive seven talks with UChicago authors. The presented research spanned not only several different thrusts of quantum research at UChicago, but also multiple units, including the Department of Computer Science and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering.