Dr. Mollie Schwartz is an assistant leader in the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. She is leading programs and pursuing research in the area of superconducting quantum technology, with a focus on 3D integration and quantum algorithms.
Schwartz specializes in measurement, verification, and validation of coherent quantum circuits for use in gate-based quantum computing applications. Her graduate work includes the first demonstration of long-distance entanglement in superconducting qubit systems; her undergraduate work includes the first measurement of cyclotron resonance in graphene and the discovery of new phenomena in advection-reaction-diffusion systems. At the Laboratory, Schwartz develops techniques for implementing high-fidelity entangling gates, enabling quantum algorithms of significant circuit depth. She is leveraging compact, superconducting thru-silicon vias (TSVs) for scalable superconducting quantum processors, including demonstrations of active qubit control and readout via TSV-integrated circuit elements. She is a member of the MIT Center for Quantum Engineering and serves as a technical liaison between Lincoln Laboratory and the MIT Research Laboratory for Electronics.
Schwartz graduated as the salutatorian of her class from Columbia University with a BA degree in chemical physics. She earned her MS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. She is the recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship, the Richard Bersohn Prize in Chemistry, the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Jackson C. Koo Prize in Condensed Matter Physics.