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Quantum Shorts Film Competition – vote for your favorite

Quantum Shorts is a competition calling for science fiction alternating annually with science films since 2012. The festival is organized by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, with media partners Nature and Scientific American and an international network of scientific partners and screening partners including IQIM. This year's competition featured [...]

2019-02-27T09:18:38-07:00February 12th, 2019|Media, News|0 Comments

Many-particle quantum phenomena enhance engine

A recent paper by IQIM alum Nicole Yunger Halpern, Graduate Student Christopher David White, Burke Institute Alum Sarang Gopalakishnan and Gil Refael explores the possibility of applying quantum many-body localization to energy-processing technologies, such as an engine. Quantum engine based on many-body localization, Phys. Rev. B 99, 024203 – Published 22 January 2019 Many-particle quantum [...]

2019-01-23T16:19:27-07:00January 23rd, 2019|News, Publications|0 Comments

Recent Paper by Endres group: Alkaline-Earth Atoms in Optical Tweezers

Cold atoms trapped in optical tweezers have become a powerful tool for quantum science. However, well-developed trapping techniques have so far been restricted to alkali atoms, which have just a single valence electron. Applying tweezer techniques to the two-valence-electron alkaline-earth atoms, which are used in the most precise atomic clocks, would enable many new experiments [...]

2019-01-15T14:52:53-07:00January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New paper by Motrunich group on OTOCs

A new paper by the Motrunich group studies out-of-time-ordered correlators (OTOCs) in hard-core boson models with short-range and long-range hopping and compares the results to the OTOCs in the Luttinger-liquid model. FIG. 2. from the paper - The overall picture of CXX(, t) calculated in (a) model Iand (b) model II, with L = [...]

2018-11-29T14:12:01-07:00November 29th, 2018|News, Publications|0 Comments

New Opportunity QuantumSURF

Undergraduate students from Caltech and other universities are invited to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Experimental Quantum Science and Technology (QuantumSURF). Through this program, summer students will have the opportunity to do research for 10 weeks in experimental groups at Caltech working on quantum science and technology. Applications may be submitted through [...]

2018-11-19T12:18:58-07:00November 19th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Show us your vision of quantum reality – Quantum Shorts film competition

The Quantum Shorts film contest is accepting entries for 2018, due by December 1. The competition is for films no longer than five minutes that take inspiration from quantum physics. Prizes, screening and awards will be given for ten selected films that tell stories with a quantum twist or bring artistry to interpretations of quantum [...]

2018-10-15T16:08:46-07:00October 15th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New work by Painter group “Superconducting metamaterials for waveguide QED”

A new paper in Nature Communications by members of the Painter group presents their recent work to couple a transmon qubit to a superconducting metamaterial.  Mohammad Mihosseini, Eunjong Kim, Vinicius S. Ferreira, Mahmoud Kalaee, Alp Sipahigil, Andrew J. Keller, Oskar Painter (2018) Superconducting metamaterials for waveguide quantum electrodynamics. Nature Communications, 9 . Art. No. 3706. More about [...]

2018-11-19T16:45:44-07:00September 27th, 2018|Publications|0 Comments

Brandao, Chan and Minnich receive NSF award for quantum research, technologies

Fernando Brandao, Bren Professor of Theoretical Physics, collaborating with Garnet Chan, Bren Professor of Chemistry, and Austin Minnich, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics have received an NSF award under the RAISE:TAQS program. Their proposal Quantum simulation of materials and molecules using quantum computation will "explore how transformative advances in the simulation of quantum [...]

2018-09-25T11:02:55-07:00September 25th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Marvel film “Ant-Man and the Wasp” features Quantum Realm and input by Spiros Michalakis

Ant-Man and the Wasp, the newest film in Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU) opened on July 6. IQIM's Spiros Michalakis, has earned his own spot in the MCU as a science consultant on Ant-Man, Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel. Read the New York Times article, The Science (and Scientists) behind Ant Man, featuring the role of [...]

2018-07-11T15:27:49-07:00July 6th, 2018|Interviews, Media, News|1 Comment

New paper by Jochym-O’Connor, Kubica and Yoder – Disjointness of Stabilizer Codes

Stabilizer codes are among the most successful quantum error-correcting codes, yet they have important limitations on their ability to fault tolerantly compute. In a recent paper by Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar Tomas Jochym-O'Connor, IQIM alum Alex Kubica and Theodore Yoder introduce a new quantity, the disjointness of the stabilizer code, which, roughly speaking, is the [...]

2018-06-13T12:08:25-07:00June 13th, 2018|News, Publications|0 Comments