Quantum Information & Control
The world-wide ground swell of research activity in Quantum Information (QI) is driven in part by promise of unique capabilities of quantum computing, quantum-secure information and classical code breaking. However, the Quantum Information revolution is truly much broader than quantum computing. New ideas combined with experimental progress may soon enable quantum control and physical measurements clarifying the fundamental nature of materials and molecules, and of the “information” itself, e.g. near the event horizon of black holes.
Many faculty members at Stanford are working on various aspects of QI and quantum control, with leading experimental efforts in atomic, condensed matter, and low temperature physics.