ESP Biography

MICHAEL HAAS, Harvard PhD student Studying Quantum Physics

Major: Applied Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I just started my PhD in Applied Physics at Harvard, so I'm very new to the Cambridge area. Beyond taking classes, I'm currently working in a computational physics lab investigating material platforms for hosting quantum information. I'm interested in teaching people about quantum physics because it is something that is so fundamental, but is so easily misconstrued in scientific communication.

My free time in quarantine has mostly been spent running and attempting to learn how to cook.

Past Classes

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S14325: Quantum Encryption with Alice and Bob in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Quantum encryption allows for communication where it is physically impossible for eavesdroppers to listen in on a conversation, which has huge ramifications for secure communication in the future. Come learn how present research on nanoscale physics could lead to global impact! As part of the class, we will use IBM's Qiskit platform to demonstrate the advantage of quantum key distribution protocols.