World Quantum Day 2024: Looking forward to welcoming first quantum Ph.D. students.

April 14, 2024

On this year's World Quantum Day, the Princeton Graduate School is looking forward to welcoming the University's first students in the Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) Ph.D. program this fall. 

Directed by Nathalie de Leon, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, this new program provides education and training in an emerging discipline at the intersection of quantum physics and information theory. Quantum information science has broad implications and may enable fundamentally new technology, including new types of computers that can solve currently intractable problems, communication channels guaranteed secure by the laws of physics, and sensors that offer unprecedented sensitivity and spatial resolution.


The new QSE doctoral program is part of Princeton's expanded commitment to quantum science and engineering research and education. The University's growing programs, along with the ongoing recruitment of top faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, reflect the University's recognition of the transformative potential of quantum science and technology to benefit society in the decades ahead. For more than a century, Princeton scholars have expanded our understanding of matter and energy at the smallest scales and built on those discoveries to create tools for today and the future. Our new Ph.D. program and expanded Quantum Initiative carry forward that spirit of discovery.

Learn about Princeton's quantum future, vibrant quantum science and engineering community, and QSE Ph.D. program.