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Microsoft Quantum research highlights at APS March Meeting 

Since last year’s American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting was cancelled due to the pandemic, I’ve been looking forward to my yearly fill of meeting old friends and former students, and hearing the latest results in areas that I haven’t been following closely. It won’t be quite the same in this year’s digital format, but...Read more

Microsoft’s Charlie Marcus awarded H.C. Ørsted Gold Medal 

Medal, to be awarded by the Queen of Denmark, recognizes outstanding original scientific work in physics or chemistry  The Danish Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science has announced that Charlie Marcus, the Director of the Microsoft Quantum Lab in Copenhagen and Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, is being awarded the H.C. Ørsted Gold Medal.  Charlie is the...Read more

Microsoft and Copenhagen University researchers create a new kind of quantum device 

In a paper published this week in Nature Physics, a team of researchers from Microsoft and Copenhagen University demonstrated a novel heterostructure with remarkable properties. A heterostructure is, roughly, a device formed out of a sandwich between different solid materials. When the interfaces between the different materials are clean, the device can have properties that...Read more

New research collaboration between U.S. National Laboratories, Microsoft, and universities will accelerate the path to a commercial-scale quantum computer 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the creation of several multidisciplinary Quantum Information Science Research Centers in support of the National Quantum Initiative. Today marks one of the U.S. government’s largest investments in this field. It is also a noteworthy moment for Microsoft, which is providing scientific leadership, in addition to expertise in...Read more