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Alexey Gorshkov

Adjunct Professor

Fellow
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Contact Information

UMD

Email:
gorshkov@umd.edu
Office:

University of Maryland
3100G Atlantic Building
College Park, MD 20742

Office Phone:
(301) 314-1819

NIST

Office:

220 B346

Additional Info

About

Alexey Gorshkov is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physics and UMIACS. He is also a physicist in the Quantum Measurement Division of NIST and a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) and the Joint Quantum Institute.

Gorshkov leads a theoretical research group working at the interface of quantum information science, quantum optics, atomic and molecular physics, and condensed matter physics. The long-term goals of the group are to understand and control large interacting quantum systems, as well as to design and create new ones.

He received his doctorate in physics from Harvard University in 2010.

Recent Publications

Recent News

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    JQI Researchers Win 2023 UMD Quantum Invention of the Year Award

    April 30, 2024

    A team of JQI researchers and their colleagues have won in the quantum category of the UMD Invention of the Year Award. They are honored for developing a new method for counting particles of light—photons—without destroying them.

  • Red and gray points connected by lines

    Quantum Computers Run on Just the Right Amount of Connectivity

    October 19, 2023

    Scientists know that entanglement, a special connection that intertwines the fate of quantum particles, is a crucial ingredient for quantum computers. Without it, a quantum computer loses its ability to harness the fullness of quantum complexity—that special sauce that makes the quantum world impossible to emulate on ordinary computers. But whether entanglement is the only key, and exactly how much of it is needed, no one really knows.

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    Graduate Student’s Initiative Opened the Way to Numerous Research Collaborations and Accolades at UMD

    September 20, 2023