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Shinsei Ryu: Error-free quantum calculations

Resolving the confusing border between the quantum and everyday

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10:50am, September 22, 2015
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QUANTUM CLARITY  Physicist Shinsei Ryu searches for order within the confusing and complicated quantum world. The material properties he explores could one day form the foundation for quantum computers.

Shinsei Ryu, 37
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Quantum Physics
Graduate school: University of Tokyo

On the boundary between the quantum and everyday realms, things don’t always make a whole lot of sense. The bundles of particles that make up materials behave in ways both unexpected and unexplained. This is the weird world that theoretical physicist Shinsei Ryu hopes to bring into focus.

Ryu ponders materials beyond the scope of classical physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research into quantum materials such as high-temperature superconductors could one day help quantum computers make error-free calculations.

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