MIT has won a three million dollar NSF grant for a interdisciplinary graduate training program for quantum information science. The program will be called iQuISE and will be lead by Isaac Chuang along with Seth Lloyd and Jeffery Shapiro. Now the real question is how the heck do you pronounce iQuISE? “I.Qs?” “I Kiss?” “I.Q. eyes?”
Oh, and also we get the answer to how interdisciplinary is quantum information science:
MIT academic departments and divisions that will have faculty and students participating in iQuISE include Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Nuclear Engineering, and Engineering Systems.
Quantum information apparently scores a seven on the MIT interdisciplinary scale. Can anyone beat that?