Michael May

Advisor: H. Qin

Current: Project: Quantum Computing for Plasma Physics.

Michael Quackenbush May graduated from Williams College with degrees in physics and religion in 2017. Between college and graduate school, he received an M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh and taught high school physics in the Bronx for a year. He entered the Princeton Program in Plasma Physics in 2019.

In his research with Hong Qin, Michael focuses on how quantizing classical physics equations can make them more suitable for quantum computation. Previously, he worked with Igor Kaganovich on particle-in-cell simulations of plasma microthrusters. 

Michael can be contacted at [email protected] and would be happy to answer any questions about his research or the plasma physics program.