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Massimiliano Di Ventra, Professor of Physics at the UCSD, and co-founder of MemComputing received the 2020 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory. Professor Di Ventra has made major contributions to several areas of nanotechnology and condensed matter theory:

  • He pioneered the study of quantum transport in nanoscale and atomic systems from first principles.
  • He developed novel theoretical and computational techniques, and predicted several nanoscale phenomena that have been later verified experimentally.
  • He suggested the quantum sequencing approach to detect and differentiate DNA bases in nanochannels using quantum tunneling for precision medicine.
  • He proposed the concept of memcomputing (computing in and with memory), and spearheaded the study of memory effects in materials and devices for a wide range of applications.