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URI program to help STEM professionals pivot into quantum information science careers

URI program to help STEM professionals pivot into quantum information science careers

URI program to help STEM professionals pivot into quantum information science careers Wide commercial use of quantum computers may still be a decade away, but a shortage of skilled workers is already being felt across industries that will benefit from the revolutionary technology.

European Space Agency green lights mission on space-based observatory

European Space Agency green lights mission on space-based observatory

The European Space Agency (ESA) has given the go-ahead to the 2035 launch of a powerful space-based observatory with the ability to detect gravitational waves caused by violent astrophysical events and probe the entire history of the Universe. The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) project is a collaboration among ESA, NASA and international scientists, including […]

Dr. Vanita Srinivasa receives a grant of over $500,000

Dr. Vanita Srinivasa receives a grant of over $500,000 from the Army Research Office for a four-year collaborative theoretical and experimental project to enable the realization of modular quantum information processing with spin qubits, as part of a team of researchers led by the University of California, Los Angeles and including the University of Konstanz in Germany as […]

Researchers use ‘quantum squeezing’ to strengthen coherent interactions of quantum particles

Researchers use ‘quantum squeezing’ to strengthen coherent interactions of quantum particles

Researchers use ‘quantum squeezing’ to strengthen coherent interactions of quantum particles. The technique could improve quantum sensors and help in creating larger quantum computing systems Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Leonard Kahn on receiving the 2023 URI A&S Dean’s Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dr. Leonard Kahn on receiving the 2023 URI A&S Dean’s Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dr. Leonard Kahn on receiving the 2023 URI A&S Dean’s Excellence Award. Dr. Kahn also received URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement Teaching Excellence Award in 1994.  

Congratulations to Amy Harrington on receiving the 2023 URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement Excellence Award.

Congratulations to Amy Harrington on receiving the 2023 URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement Excellence Award.

Congratulations to Amy Harrington on receiving the 2023 URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement Excellence Award. Excellence Awards

Dr.Gaurav Khanna’s research on time travel is highlighted in Scientific American.

Dr.Gaurav Khanna’s research on time travel is highlighted in Scientific American.

Dr.Gaurav Khanna’s research on time travel is highlighted in Scientific American. Read more https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-time-travel-possible/

URI announces new quantum computing initiative on World Quantum Day

URI announces new quantum computing initiative on World Quantum Day

Supported by funding secured by U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, URI will add to its teaching and research capacity in quantum computing and gain access to IBM’s quantum systems URI announces new quantum computing initiative on World Quantum Day

URI Center for Computational Research formed on Kingston Campus

URI Center for Computational Research formed on Kingston Campus

New Center for Computational Research will provide for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary computational research across all campuses. Led by Gaurav Khanna, URI’s founding director of Research Computing and a professor of physics, and staffed by the ITS Research Computing team, the Center will support faculty research and engage with IT services teams to keep URI at the […]

First in-person meeting of U²GRC at URI

First in-person meeting of U²GRC at URI U²GRC held its first in-person meeting at URI!. 

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