NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT



Quantum engineering develops transformative tools based on the fundamental laws of quantum physics, with applications to secure communication, fast computation, and sensitive measurements.

While many technologies already exploit quantum effects, the emergent quantum revolution harnesses subtler aspects of quantum mechanics – coherence and interference, superposition and entanglement – that enable performing tasks of a complexity unattainable by systems behaving classically.

MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering is a leader in developing quantum devices based on the nuclear/electronic degrees of freedom and radiation (including sensors and simulators), in devising novel quantum algorithms for nuclear applications, and in developing novel material platforms for quantum applications. With strong ties to other departments and research centers that work on quantum information and its applications, MIT's Nuclear Science and Engineering Department is at the forefront of the quantum revolution.

Faculty & Researchers

Paola Cappellaro
Ju Li
Mingda Li
Farheen Naqvi

Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 24-107 (map)
Cambridge, MA 02139