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WSU News quantum computing

Physicists to do super-cool research in space

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Engels-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and NASA scientists are set to begin an investigation into the strange world of quantum physics on the International Space Station. » More …

Bose-Einstein pioneer Peter Engels elected APS fellow

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Engels-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Peter Engels, professor of physics and astronomy, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in recognition of his pioneering work studying Bose-Einstein condensates – clouds of atoms laser-cooled to the point where they behave like one wave instead of discrete particles. » More …

Jan. 19: Cryptography, coding, cyber attacks discussed

Nathan-HamlinPULLMAN, Wash. – Providing security and defense against hacking of next-generation quantum computers will be discussed by Washington State University researcher Nathan Hamlin at the informal Science Pub 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Paradise Creek Brewery, 245 SE Paradise St., Pullman. » More …

Mathematicians build code to take on toughest cyber attacks

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer

HamlinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. » More …