News: AEP

Selected news pieces highlighting accomplishments of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics faculty, students and alumni. 

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Quantum Computing

By: Jackie Swift

You may have noticed quantum computing cropping up in the news a lot lately. Last October Google announced they’d pulled off quantum supremacy when their prototype quantum computer solved a problem they claimed would take a classical supercomputer 10,000 years to solve. Meanwhile, the National Science Foundation kicked off its Quantum Leap Challenges Institutes program which will fund large-scale projects in quantum science, and the U.S. Department of Energy announced $625 million in funding for centers to advance quantum information science. It’s easy to see why there’s so much interest... Read more

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Researchers raise the temperature for exciton condensation

By: David Nutt

Research with potential applications in "brighter, more efficient lighting systems that outshine conventional LEDs" published in Nature by first author AEP Postdoctoral Associate Zefang Wang and co-senior authors AEP Professor Jie Shan and Associate Professor Kin Fai Mak. Read more