NTT Research and University of Notre Dame Collaborate to Explore Continuous-Time Analog Computing

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT (TYO:9432), today announced that it has reached an agreement with the University of Notre Dame to conduct joint research between its Physics and Informatics (PHI) Lab and the University’s Department of Physics. The five-year agreement covers research to be undertaken by Dr. Zoltán Toroczkai, a professor of theoretical physics, on the limits of continuous-time analog computing. Because the Coherent Ising Machine (CIM), an optical device that is key to the PHI Lab’s research agenda, exhibits characteristics related to those of analog computers, one purpose of this project is to explore avenues for improving CIM performance.

The three primary fields of the PHI Lab include quantum-to-classical crossover physics, neural networks and optical parametric oscillators. The work with Dr. Toroczkai addresses an opportunity for tradeoffs in the classical domain between analog computing performance and controllable variables with arbitrarily high precision.

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Yad Vashem, U. of Notre Dame to promote Holocaust education

Yad Vashem and the University of Notre Dame signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) set to promote Holocaust education and research among the “next generation of historians and researchers.”The agreement between the World Holocaust Remembrance Center and the South Bend, Indiana, university forwards Yad Vashem’s vision to increase Holocaust education and research across the globe.The MoU will be signed personally by Yad Vashem director-general Dorit Novak and vice president and associate provost for internationalization at the University of Notre Dame Michael Pippenger.”It is with great satisfaction that Yad Vashem is signing this important agreement with the University of Notre Dame,” Novak said in a statement. “Yad Vashem is committed to ensuring that the history of the Holocaust continues to be relevant today and for future generations, and is not relegated to yet another chapter in human history.”Our efforts aim to equip students and teachers alike with the necessary tools and
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