Articles from January 2024

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Miles Receives NASA Award for MAGSTAR Project

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Associate Professor David Miles has received a $33,947 award from NASA for the Multi-Mission MAGnetometer Denoising and Sensor Resiliency through Statistical Decomposition and ARtificial Intelligence (MAGSTAR) project.
Magnon Image Illustration

In novel quantum computer design, qubits use magnets to selectively communicate

Profs. Michael Flatte and Denis Candido collaborated on research that uses magnets to entangle qubits, the building blocks of quantum computers; the simple technique could unlock complex capabilities.
PhD students Sanjay Chepuri and Cecilia Fasano

Chepuri, Fasano Featured in Dare to Discover Campaign

Friday, January 26, 2024
PhD students Sanjay Chepuri and Cecilia Fasano are among 80 University of Iowa undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars in the Dare to Discover campaign, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. The ninth installation of the campaign showcases UI researchers, scholars, and creators on banners hung in downtown Iowa City from January to March 2024.
Jacob Payne at Mission Design School

Payne Designs Big-Ticket Mission at NASA Design School

Graduate student Jacob Payne went to school—but not just any school. Payne earlier this year attended NASA’s Astrophysics Mission Design School, the first ever in astrophysics offered by NASA that teaches grad students how to write proposals for grand-idea, big-budget missions.