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August 28, 2020 |

Kfir Dolev and Ryotatsu Yanagimoto have been awarded the 2020-21 Academic Year Q-FARM Fellowships. 

Kfir Dolev, PhD candidate, Physics (pictured left)
Research focus: I intend to research the structure and implications of relativistic quantum tasks, meaning protocols which require a collection of individuals to collaborate in order to move and process quantum information through spacetime in a desired manner.
Advisors: Prof. Ayfer Ozgur, Electrical Engineering and Prof. Patrick Hayden, Physics
Ryotatsu Yanagimoto, PhD candidate, Applied Physics (pictured right)
Research focus: Dynamics of emergent ultra-broadband photonic devices operated in the highly-quantum regime are intrinsically intractable in general due to the immense dimensions of state space involved. My research interests are in developing new theoretical frameworks to unravel and exploit the rich quantum dynamics of broadband optics for quantum engineering and information.

Advisor: Prof. Hideo Mabuchi

Q-FARM Fellowships are awarded to students working on quantum measurement, quantum materials, quantum information, quantum optics or a related area. 

Please join us in welcoming Kfir and Ryotatsu to Q-FARM.


August 26, 2020 | SLAC News Feature

Q-NEXT will tackle next-generation quantum science challenges through a public-private partnership, ensuring U.S. leadership in an economically crucial arena.

Today the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the creation of five new Quantum Information Science Research Centers led by DOE national laboratories across the country. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University will partner with other institutions on one of the national QIS centers, Q-NEXT, led by Argonne National Laboratory.

Q-NEXT will bring together nearly 100 world-class researchers from three national laboratories, 10 universities and 10 leading U.S. technology companies with the single goal of developing the science and technology to control and distribute quantum information. These activities, along with a focus on rapid commercialization of new technologies, will support the emerging “quantum economy” and ensure that the U.S. remains at the forefront in this rapidly advancing field.
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August 25, 2020 |

INVITING APPLICATIONSTo advance quantum research during this exciting time, and help bridge Stanford’s physics and engineering departments, the university has launched a new postdoctoral fellows program named after Felix Bloch, who was a theoretical physicist at Stanford and the university’s first Nobel Prize winner.

The Bloch fellowship is awarded by the Q-FARM (Quantum Fundamentals, Architecture and Machines) initiative, which launched last year (read press release). Q-FARM emerged from Stanford’s long-range planning process as part of a team focused on understanding the natural world. The initiative seeks to utilize the resources of both Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to accelerate quantum research. 

Apply through Academic Jobs Online, Stanford University Q-FARM Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Science and Engineering, #16710.

image of prof Jennifer Dionne

Prof. Jennifer Dionne’s lab has fashioned ultrathin silicon nanoantennas that trap and redirect light, for applications in quantum computing, LIDAR and even the detection of viruses.

in their paper, "High quality factor phase gradient metasurfaces", published in Nature Nanotechnology, Jennifer and team demonstrate a new approach to slow light significantly, much like an echo chamber holds onto sound, and to direct it at will. 

This could lead to novel ways of manipulating and using light, including new applications for quantum computing, virtual reality and augmented reality; light-based WiFi; and even the detection of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Read more in Stanford News, "Stanford scientists slow and steer light with resonant nanoantennas"

July 31, 2020 |
Reminder for those interested that the Stanford Science Fellowships (SSF) application portal will open Saturday, August 1.
Q-FARM has compiled a list of quantum related fellowships at Stanford. The application dates and requirements are unique to each group. 
Visit Q-FARM’s Postdoc & Student Fellowships for links and descriptions.