PHY 354/.654 ; An Intro to Quantum Computing will be offered Spring of '24. This class has limited capacity and fills fast, so sign up early.
The Quantum Computing Working Group at Wake Forest University is a community of scientists and engineers from across disciplines, drawn together through an interest in quantum information theory, quantum materials, and quantum sensing. The group sponsors: informal meetings and talks, workshops, as well as some funding for guest scientists that work with our team members. We are also actively involved in Wake's emerging graduate program in Quantum Information Sciences (QIS). Our activities are open to all WFU students, faculty, and staff.
On the left is a five qubit register under development by members of the QCWG. It was fabricated in the WFU cleanrooms at NANOTECH and its general computation purpose is being tested by groups at WFU and in Germany.
This is just one of several quantum information technology programs ongoing at WFU.
the Quantum teams
Here is what is going on within the group in the quantum information space. Of course this isnt a complete listing, but it is updated regularly.
Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada
We study the chemical and physical factors that govern dynamics in a wide class of materials through advanced optical spectroscopic techniques. Our primary tools are based on sources of ultrafast optical pulses and quantum entangled photons in the visible-NIR spectral regions
Stephen M. Winter
We do theoretical condensed matter physics in the area of Quantum Materials — including quantum magnets and topological insulators. We use a variety of theoretical approaches – including large numerical simulations and analytical (pen on paper) calculations – to try to model experiments on real materials, as well as classify and predict new quantum phases.
David L. Carroll
We study qubits based on topological systems for use in quantum information processing. We use lithography and direct writing technologies to create qubit registers similar to those using transmons but with our own twist.
Synthesis and characterization studies of higher order topologies in materials systems for testing of the stabilization conjecture - a concept that we believe will lead to room temperature QC.
Topological systems are also being studied as ideal many-body accumulation platforms (MBA) in Floquet systems - ie. topological time crystals.
Vojislav Krstic (FAU - Erlangen DE)
Transport and magneto transport properties of 2D chalcogenide topological systems. The focus is currently on chiral materials.