Assembly and control of quantum systems on at atomic scale to lay the foundation for future quantum technologies
IBS Center for Quantum Nanoscience,
Science Bldg A-526, 52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul, South Korea
Director Andreas Heinrich
With more than 20 years of research experience in nanoscience, Heinrich is the world leader in the study of the quantum properties of atoms on surfaces. He is a pioneer in advancing the capabilities of his primary research tool, the Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), which offers the unique ability to image individual atoms, position them with atomic-scale precision and measure their electronic states. One of Heinrich's ambitious long-term goals is to investigate whether quantum computing with atoms on surfaces is possible.
Professor Heinrich is the director of the Center for Quantum Nanoscience, which was established in January, 2017 at EWHA Womans University in Seoul. Andreas Heinrich received his Ph.D. from University of Goettingen in Germany in 1998 after which he moved to IBM research in San Jose, USA as a postdoc. At IBM he quickly advanced to lead a research team, which has produced outstanding scientific results as well as great success with outreach to the general public.
The Information Technology industry’s ability to shrink components to make computational devices much more powerful is running into serious roadblocks. The strong influence of quantum-mechanical effects takes over as device components shrink to the atomic scale. As a result, harnessing quantum effects for computation might offer a powerful new route to solving real-world computational problems.
The Center for Quantum Control at the Atomic Scale (QCAS) at Ewha Womans University aims to investigate quantum effects in solid-state systems to further our understanding of this crucially important, but as of yet, poorly understood basic research field. Our goal is to become recognized as the best place to perform quantum research on the atomic scale in the solid-state environment and invite many domestically and international collaborations.
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