News | Dec. 18, 2019

2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Spotlight: Martin Zwierlein

2019 Vannevar Bush Fellow Dr. Martin Zwierlein will develop a new analog quantum computing capability, using a well-controlled physical system to emulate another that is much more difficult to investigate, for example, the behavior of protons and neutrons inside the nucleus. The main focus will be placed on electrons in condensed matter, which are often challenging to study. In fact, the exact causes behind high-temperature superconductivity continue to be only partially understood to this day. Using laser confinement, Dr. Zwierlein will construct a quantum emulator that uses whole molecules as stand-ins for the elementary particles of the emulated system, in order to study their interactions. The research can lead to fundamental discoveries in new materials and their quantum properties. For more information, see