Five fellows comprise the first cohort of Stanford’s new Bloch Fellowship in quantum science and engineering. The fellows program is a central component of the Stanford-SLAC initiative known as Q-FARM, which aims to advance a second wave of discovery and innovation in quantum mechanics through interdisciplinary collaborations.
Read "First Stanford Bloch Fellowship in quantum science and engineering announced," Stanford News, July 27, 2020
The center will be known as Quantum Systems through Entangled Science and Engineering (Q-SEnSE). It will be housed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Q-SEnSE is comprised of scientists from twelve organizations. Q-SEnSE’s goal is to better understand the “grand challenges” in quantum physics, such as the impacts of quantum phenomena on measurement science and how quantum sensing aids the discovery of fundamental physics.
Q-FARM seminars are designed to bring together the various groups in the university interested in quantum science and engineering. The primary goal of these seminars is to strengthen the community and increase collaboration. Theoretical and experimental talks are balanced so that the whole community may participate. Most seminar videos are available on Q-FARM's website.
Congratulations to the recipients of the Q-FARM Bloch Fellowship! Q-FARM's Bloch Fellowship awards two years of funding for up to six researchers, with an option for a third year.
The fellowship is named in honor of the late professor of physics, Felix Bloch, whose discoveries play a foundational role in the field. Professor Bloch, along with Edward Purcell (Harvard), received the Nobel Prize (Physics) in 1952 – Stanford’s first – "for their development of new methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements and discoveries in connection therewith.” Felix Bloch came to Stanford in 1934 and became emeritus in 1971.
The 2020 Q-FARM Bloch Fellowship in Quantum in Science and Engineering recipients
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Please join us in welcoming them to Q-FARM!