On September 22, Prof. Bill Phillips and Dr. Laurie Loccascio will present a virtual fireside chat, “Quantum Basics for the Curious.” This event, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance, will explore Prof. Phillips’ research and how he came to win the Nobel Prize, an introduction to quantum mechanics, and the future of quantum physics and technology.

The Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance launched in January with a ceremony in Annapolis; and focuses on cross-disciplinary collaborations in quantum technology. The MQA consortium includes UMD and other USM institutions, and other academic, government, and industrial research centers.

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