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Garrett Williams

Name: 
Garrett Williams
Previous degree(s): 
BS, Honors Physics- Baylor University
BS, Honors Chemistry- Baylor University
PhD start year: 
2019
Award Year: 
2019
Department/Unit: 
Physics
Research Advisor(s): 
Bryce Gadway
Description of Research: 

Quantum computing has been identified by many as the next step in technological evolution in terms of computing power, processing speed, and memory storage. Quantum simulation is an early-stage precursor to quantum computing in which highly-controllable experimental platforms are designed as models for complex quantum systems like qubit cluster-states, the basis for quantum computation.
My research focuses on using laser locking, cooling, and trapping techniques to create arrays of ultra-cold molecules that behave as qubit cluster-states. The goal of my research is to develop a novel basis for experimental approaches to quantum computing.

Email: 
grw5@illinois.edu