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Superconducting/Spintronic Neuromorphic Systems


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Applied Physics Division

RO# Location
50.68.62.B8460 Boulder, CO

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Name E-mail Phone
Russek, Stephen 303.497.5097


This project aims to develop neuromorphic systems based on Josephson junctions, single flux quantum technologies, and spintronic components. These technologies are neuromorphic at the device level leading to much greater complexity than can be done in CMOS. Further, these systems can be orders of magnitude faster and lower power than CMOS. Spiking systems will be designed, modeled, fabricated and tested. Processing will be done in the NIST state-of-the-art clean room. Emphasis will be placed on developing stochastic spiking systems, liquid state machines, and large arrays of coupled oscillators or spiking oscillators. New devices such as magnetic Josephson junctions will be developed that are suited for synaptic components with reconfigurable memory. Fundamental design and theory work is an essential component to adapt conventional neural architectures to those that are amenable for superconducting/spintronic systems.


Neuromorphic; Josephson junctions; Single flux quantum; Spintronics; Synthetic brains;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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