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Kenny is a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from The University of Iowa. He is specialized in string-inspired modifications to general relativity with cosmological implications here.

Kenny was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at Grinnell College as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor and postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Iowa.

Kenny was selected as Visiting Scholar at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory where he worked with one of the main authors of the high-energy event simulator software (PYTHIA) to use neutral-atom quantum hardware to simulate string-breaking in quantum chromodynamics. There he developed a first proof of concept in

In his position as Visiting Assistant Professor at UI, he lead development of a hands-on quantum computing lab tailored to freshman/sophomore students. This project was completed in collaboration with AWS.


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Pranet Sharma

Quantum Advocate + Academic Innovation Team co-lead

Masanori Hanada

Scientific Advisor

Tarini Hardikar

Quantum Research Scientist