Valley News Recent Headlines
National Science Foundation Awards $273,975 Grant to LVC Researchers
09.24.12 |
The National Science Foundation awarded a three-year, $273,975 grant to the Lebanon Valley College Mathematical Physics Research Group for their project, "Structure and Local Equivalence of Stabilizers and States." This is the third consecutive three-year NSF grant to be earned by the group.

Math professor David Lyons and physics professor Scott Walck lead the student-faculty research team which focuses on quantum information science. Their research studies quantum entanglement, a poorly understood phenomenon that Einstein called "spooky action at a distance" that provides the power for a future generation of quantum computers that will outperform today's most powerful supercomputers in some tasks.

"Our research is especially unusual in the success of our undergraduate research assistants, many of whom participate in obtaining new results in theoretical physics and become co-authors on papers in leading research journals," Lyons said.

Quantum computers will make today's computer security systems obsolete overnight, including the encoding scheme used by web browsers to make secure online purchases with credit cards. Quantum devices will provide new security systems with codes that cannot be broken without breaking the laws of physics. The entanglement research program at LVC is part of the landscape of the new world of quantum theory and technology.

"Understanding entanglement and related properties of physical systems sheds new light on information itself, and opens an exciting new avenue into the very foundations of physics," Walck said.

The group's previous work was published in top physics research journals including "Physical Review Letters," "Quantum Information and Computation," and "Journal of Mathematical Physics." Eight of the 20 LVC student participants have been co-authors with Lyons and Walck.

The National Science Foundation presented $137,000 in its first installment, and will present $68,975 in 2013 and $68,000 in 2014.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, its budget is $7.0 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives over 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards nearly $420 million in professional and service contracts yearly.


04.24.15
Kali Rodgers ’17 - VALE’s New Recording Artist
View Full Story

04.24.15
Lebanon Valley College Chamber Choir to Host Reunion Concert
View Full Story

04.24.15
“Dogma Debate” Set For May 3 at Lebanon Valley College
View Full Story

04.23.15
Josue Meson Returns to Native Argentina for Healthcare Research Project
View Full Story

04.23.15
Students Participate in Symposium on a Living Philosopher
View Full Story

04.22.15
Lebanon Valley College Students Host Art Exhibitions
View Full Story

04.22.15
Lebanon Valley College to Host 146th Baccalaureate and Commencement May 8 and 9
View Full Story

04.22.15
Students Create DEAD ZONE Sculpture in Honor of Earth Day
View Full Story

04.22.15
Inquiry 2015 Student Reflection: Kalo Creative
View Full Story

04.21.15
Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orchestra to Perform Reunion Concert
View Full Story

04.21.15
Welcome to the 2015 Dutchmen Day Hunger Games!
View Full Story

04.20.15
Inquiry 2015 Student Reflection: Discovering the History of LVC Athletics
View Full Story

04.20.15
Lebanon Valley College Presents William Lehr with Prestigious Founders Medal
View Full Story

04.20.15
Lebanon Valley College’s Handbell Choir to Perform Free Concert
View Full Story

04.16.15
Wind Ensemble Presents “International Road Trip”
View Full Story

04.15.15
Trumpet Ensemble and Brass Quintet Perform “Touch of Brass” Concert
View Full Story