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2024 Fellow

Jeong Min (Jane) Park

PhD Institution
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jane’s research will help find novel phases of matter and particles by combining materials design and sophisticated local scale measurements.

Theories predict the existence of fundamentally different particles known as non-abelian anyons, whose wave functions braid upon particle exchange. This braiding process can be used to encode and store information, potentially advancing quantum computing by addressing current challenges in qubit technology.

As a 2024 Schmidt Science Fellow, Jane’s work will seek to directly detect phases that could host new particles by employing an instrument that can visualize sub-atomic scale phenomena.

Interdisciplinary Pivot: Condensed Matter Physics to Experimental Physics