Quantum Research at Rice
Rice researchers are visible and admired in the studies of quantum matter, i.e., systems whose properties can only be explained by quantum theory, including ultracold atomic gases and quantum materials. These systems offer exceptional platforms in which to perform quantum simulation, i.e., special-purpose quantum computation designed to solve or discover aspects of macroscopic systems that possess intractably large degrees of freedom.
Furthermore, we are acquiring top-notch quantum scientists and engineers with complementary expertise to strengthen Rice's multidisciplinary quantum information science and technology research community by expanding efforts in quantum-engineered devices and quantum algorithms. Quantum-engineered devices as quantum simulators will provide some of the first transformative results of the quantum information age: critical insights into complex quantum systems and processes beyond classical computational reach.