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Adam Wei Tsen – 2024 Dorothy Killam Fellow

Two-dimensional magnets as a powerful platform in the development of quantum magnonics

University of Waterloo

Adam Wei Tsen is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.

Tsen’s research is focused on the study of novel quantum materials to harness their exotic properties for applications in computing and communications technologies, including quantum computing and quantum information.

The development of quantum magnonics is currently hampered by the lack of available magnetic materials. The recently discovered class of two-dimensional (2D) magnets provides tremendous new opportunities.

As one of the emerging leaders in the study of 2D materials, the goal of Tsen’s ambitious project is to electrically generate, detect, and control coherent magnons and magnon condensates in a 2D magnet for the first time. This is an important step towards the development and integration of 2D quantum magnonics for on-chip hybrid quantum systems.

The success of Tsen’s proposal can open a new research avenue for the global quantum community to use the complementary advantages of different physical platforms in a scalable architecture and further cement Canada’s international stature in the quantum information and materials sectors.

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