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November 5, 2018 12:00 AM

5 Questions about Quantum Engineering

Quantum Engineering: a new frontier

The evolving field of quantum science, especially as incubated at Caltech, is a defining example of the Institute’s commitment to innovation through deep exploration and understanding across disciplines. When Guruswami Ravichandran, Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, is asked about the future of science and engineering, he focuses on frontier fields such as quantum engineering, where Caltech is a unique catalyst. “The science of things is getting smaller,” he says. “We are also seeing a societal need for things to get smaller—and it doesn’t get smaller than the quantum scale, which is an area of historic expertise for Caltech.” According to Ravichandran, “the marriage of quantum science and engineering has the potential to result in technologies that can revolutionize all aspects of science.”