NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT


Quantum Engineering

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 (including sensors and simulators) based on nuclear and electronic degrees of freedom, in devising 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 science and technology, MIT›s Nuclear Science and Engineering Department is at the forefront of the quantum revolution.