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A Quantum Revolution

A wave of quantum technologies is poised to disrupt numerous sectors over the next generation and create a new multi-billion dollar sector. The Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance harnesses one of the world's greatest concentrations of quantum expertise, facilities, and activities to make our region a leader in this second Quantum Revolution.

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Curious about the buzz around quantum, but don't really understand what the big deal is? Want to understand how the quantum revolution applies to you but don’t have a background in physics? To help the public engage with the second quantum revolution, the Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance (MQA) hosted a fireside chat between University of Maryland’s Vice President for Research, Dr. Laurie Locascio, and Nobel Laureate Dr. Bill Phillips. Dr. Phillips is a renowned science communicator in addition to being a leading scientist, and currently serves as a NIST Fellow and a University of Maryland Distinguished University Professor.

This fireside chat included:

  • A discussion of Dr. Phillips’ Nobel journey,
  • A basic introduction to quantum physics, and
  • Answers to burning questions about the promise of quantum technologies.
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