Graduate Research Fellowships support outstanding graduate students in STEM
Wake Forest University senior Noah Meyer, who studies physics and applied mathematics, has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Meyer, who is from Dayton, Ohio, plans to pursue a PhD in physics in the field of condensed matter theory.
The creation of large quantum computers relies on discovering materials which can be used as the fundamental building blocks of the computers, called quantum bits (or qubits). Meyer’s proposed research includes performing quantum physical simulations of a large number of materials, searching for properties which suggest they might serve as effective and stable qubits.