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JQI Researchers Win 2023 UMD Quantum Invention of the Year Award

UMD Quantum Invention of the Year Award

From left to right: Alexey Gorshkov, Chris Fechisin, Steve Rolston and Michael Gullans. Together with Trey Porto, Kunal Sharma and Przemyslaw Bienias they were nominated for the 2023 Invention of the Year award. 

Credit: UMD

This year Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a research partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, researchers and their colleagues have won in the quantum category for a new method for counting particles of light—photons—without destroying them. Non-destructively counting photons has potential uses in quantum computers and quantum networks that store information in quantum states of light.

The co-inventors nominated for their non-destructive photon counting protocol are:


Created April 30, 2024, Updated May 1, 2024