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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+00:00October 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 [...]

2018-09-27T12:33:45+00:00September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|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+00:00September 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+00:00July 6th, 2018|Interviews, Media, News|0 Comments

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+00:00June 13th, 2018|News, Publications|0 Comments

Thermodynamics of computing: New article by Philippe Faist and Renato Renner

Computers need energy to operate: Have you ever noticed that when rendering graphics or performing other computationally expensive tasks, your laptop heats up and drains its battery? Even though technological improvements have greatly increased the energy efficiency of computer components over the years while making them ever faster, heat dissipation remains one of the major [...]

2018-04-11T11:43:29+00:00April 11th, 2018|News, Publications|0 Comments

Quasiprobability behind the out-of-time-ordered correlator, new paper by Yunger Halpern, Swingle and Dressel

A new paper by Nicole Yunger Halpern, Brian Swingle and Justin Dressel combines the out-of-time-ordered correlator (OTOC) and the Kirkwood-Dirac (KD) quasiprobability. Quantum circuit for inferring the coarse-grained OTOC quasiprobability A from weak measurements. [Fig. 3] Two topics, evolving rapidly in separate fields, were combined recently: the out-of-time-ordered correlator (OTOC) signals quantum-information scrambling in [...]

2018-04-12T11:39:08+00:00April 11th, 2018|News, Publications|0 Comments

Remembering Stephen Hawking’s Greatest Scientific Accomplishment — and My Famous Bet Against Him

John Preskill's thoughts about his colleague and friend, Stephen Hawking appear in Time Magazine. While his scientific accomplishments alone would suffice to ensure an enduring legacy, Stephen Hawking also became one of the world’s most successful popularizers of science. Stephen firmly believed that the quest for a complete theory of the universe should be accessible [...]

2018-03-16T10:00:02+00:00March 16th, 2018|Interviews, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

IQIM Faculty featured in “Quantum Engineering: A New Frontier”

Caltech's EAS publication ENGenious spotlights four faculty members "who [Division Chair] Ravichandran identifies as part of a select group focused on studying the quantum phenomena in exquisite detail, with an eye to bringing that detail to usefulness. The group spans the whole spectrum, from the most basic science to information theory and quantum information theory [...]

2018-03-15T16:14:36+00:00February 7th, 2018|Interviews, Media, News, Videos|0 Comments