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Professor Charles M. Marcus joins QuantWare’s Scientific Advisory Board

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We welcome Charles M. Marcus to the Quantware team

May 10, 2022 - Delft, The Netherlands - Quantum computing startup QuantWare announced that Charles Marcus of the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen has joined its Scientific Advisory Board.

About Charles M. Marcus

Charles Marcus has performed leading research ranging from (hybrid) superconducting qubits to spin qubits, Quantum Hall systems, graphene, nanotubes and topological material and devices. 

During his career he has been a professor at Stanford and Harvard. Charles helped launch Microsoft’s experimental quantum program and was a Director of the Microsoft Quantum Lab in Copenhagen. He is currently the Villium Kann Rasmussen Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, where he founded the Center for Quantum Devices.

In 2020, Charles Marcus became the first non-Dane to be awarded the H.C. Ørsted Gold Medal by the Queen of Denmark as a recognition of his outstanding contributions to physics. 

Next to his research, Charles is a widely recognized didactic and known as a fantastic mentor. His former students and postdocs include well-known names in the quantum computing field, including Leonardo DiCarlo at the TU Delft and Jason Petta at Princeton.

“Charles brings an enormous amount of creative energy to the QuantWare team and further expands the world-leading expertise our engineering is built on”. “He is a fantastic teacher and inspirational figure, and perhaps most importantly, incredibly fun to work with!”

Matthijs Rijlaarsdam, co-founder and CEO of QuantWare.

“To unlock the full potential of quantum computing, we need to democratise the technology. Large quantum processors shouldn't be exclusively operated by a few large organisations. QuantWare has a real shot at changing this situation.” Their scalable design seems to me to be the most promising available, and I believe it will disrupt the quantum computing industry.”

Charles M. Marcus, Professor & scientific advisor QuantWare

About QuantWare

QuantWare is a TU Delft /QuTech spin-out that develops, designs and fabricates superconducting quantum processors and amplifiers. By supplying these processors to others, QuantWare is building a quantum computer an order of magnitude cheaper. The company develops technology that will increase the computational power of processors beyond current restrictions, to create processors that can perform useful quantum computation in the near term. The company is based in Delft, the Netherlands.