The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) at Caltech is a Physics Frontiers Center supported by the National Science Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. IQIM researchers study physical systems in which the weirdness of the quantum world becomes manifest on macroscopic scales. Our research programs span quantum information science, quantum condensed matter physics, quantum optics, and the quantum mechanics of mechanical systems.

One Entangled Evening and Symposium, Jan 26, 2016

entangled eveningInformation about how to receive more information about the symposium and celebration of Feynman's Quantum Legacy are available on this webpage. Questions? Contact Crystal Dilworth


In the News

paul dieterleCaltech junior, Paul Dieterle, was awarded a Goldwater scholarship for 2015-16. Working with Oskar Painter's group, "We are researching the way macroscopic objects behave in a quantum mechanical way in order to manipulate them into specific quantum states," Dieterle says. Painter's group is studying how to use macroscopic mechanical objects to transform quantized electrical signals into quantized optical signals as part of the larger field of quantum computing read more in the Caltech Media story. He also received Jack E. Froelick Award; A Caltech award honoring top Junior Class students. 5.18.15

painter article_natureA recent publication by the Painter group in Nature Phonon counting and intensity interferometry of a nanomechanical resonator was also featured in a News & Views article Optomechanics: Listening to quantum grains of sound. 4.23.15

nature photonics coverJohn Preskill inducted into National Academy of Sciences. During the NAS 152nd annual meeting held April 25 to 28 they elected new members, and inducted members elected in 2014. "Preskill's broad and remarkably insightful contributions have influenced particle physics, cosmology, quantum gravity, and quantum information science." Watch the presentation ceremony and selected symposia through the NAS website. 4.28.15


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Upcoming Visitors
Anand Natarajan, May 24-31
Aaron Farrell, May 31-July 1
Lincoln Carr, June 3-5
Jukka Pekola, June 17-18
Jim Crutchfield, June 17-18

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