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Alexey Gorshkov

RC3 Co-Lead

National Institute of Standards and Technology & University of Maryland

RQS RC LeadRQS Senior Investigator
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University of Maryland
3100G Atlantic Building
College Park, MD 20742

Office Phone:
(301) 314-1819

220 B346

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Alexey Gorshkov is a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physics and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland. He is also a Fellow of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science 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. He received his doctorate in physics from Harvard University in 2010.

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  • Glowing spheres emerge from a bright collision with a spring like coil between them. The background features basic line diagrams of electrical circuits featuring coils, exes and other symbols.

    Particle Physics and Quantum Simulation Collide in New Proposal

    July 8, 2024

    In a recent paper, RQS researchers Zohreh Davoudi and Alexey Gorshkov collaborated with others to present a novel simulation method, discussing what insights the simulations might provide about the creation of particles during energetic collisions.

  • A man in a blue and white collared shirt stands in front of a bluish grey background.

    Gorshkov Wins IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award

    June 17, 2024

    He was recognized for his pioneering contributions to the understanding, design and control of interacting quantum systems.

  • Enhancing Simulations of Curved Spaces with Qubits

    January 18, 2022

    One of the mind-bending ideas that physicists and mathematicians have come up with is that space itself—not just objects in space—can be curved. When space curves (as happens dramatically near a black hole), sizes and directions defy normal intuition. Understanding curved spaces is important to expanding our knowledge of the universe, but it is fiendishly difficult to study curved spaces in a lab setting (even using simulations).