
The quantum mechanical laws that govern microscopic matter can have startling
manifestations in our macroscopic world. The group is interested in these manifestations, particularly when they
show up in solids.
Topics of exploration include solid state quantum computation, quantum
dynamics of superconductor vortices, and quantum size effects in nanostructures.
This graph provides an example of recent work in which we find fourbody
interactions can be strong enough to disrupt proper functioning in a spinbased
quantum computer
Here is a second sample research result  a plot of macroscopic quantum
tunneling rates of a superconductor vortex .


