Full Circle Physics – E&S feature on IQIM

Chandni U

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Read about IQIM in the Fall 2015 issue of E & SCaltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) began in 2010 as the Center for Exotic Quantum Systems, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of its Caltech commitment. By 2011, it had become so successful that it did exactly what the Moore Foundation had hoped it would do—it outgrew its original concept, garnering wide interest and additional funding from the National Science Foundation to become a Physics Frontiers Center that studies “physical systems in which the weirdness of the quantum world becomes manifest on macroscopic scales.” Its research programs range from quantum information science to quantum condensed-matter physics, quantum optics, and the quantum mechanics of mechanical systems. By bringing together theorists and experimentalists under the same roof, IQIM has created a continuous, collaborative feedback loop to take quantum science to the next level.

Through a series of interview questions, E & S “has delved into the thinking of several IQIM scientists about the frontiers of quantum science, the role IQIM plays in exploring that frontier, and the question oft thought but rarely spoken: Why should we care?” Read the full article in the Fall 2015 issue of E& S  featuring John Preskill, Oskar Painter, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Chandi U, and Graduate Student Shaun Maguire

2017-01-13T10:05:33+00:00 September 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments

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