Resolving the confusing border between the quantum and everyday
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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.