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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

Physics Today Review features Quantum Computing discussion by Preskill

The January 30, Physics Today Review Quantum computing advances spur excitement and confusion:Media anticipation heightens, but informed voices counsel patience  features recent discussion by John Preskill.  This includes his January arXiv paper “Quantum computing in the NISQ era and beyond,” which is based on his keynote address at December’s Quantum Computing for Business conference in Silicon Valley. Photograph of [...]

2018-03-15T16:09:40+00:00February 5th, 2018|Interviews, Media, News|0 Comments

New work by Vidick and collaborators featured in Nature Communications

A new paper, Practical device-independent quantum cryptography via entropy accumulation by Rotem Arnon-Friedman, Frédéric Dupuis, Omar Fawzi, Renato Renner, Thomas Vidick is in the January 31 issue of Nature Communications. Conventional quantum cryptography is already well developed both in theory and experiments. This is not the case, however, for device-independent quantum cryptography, which is the [...]

2018-01-31T09:57:30+00:00January 31st, 2018|News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond

John Preskill presented the Keynote address at Quantum Computing for Business on December 5, 2017. His discussion of Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) was also featured on Gizmodo - We've Entered a New Era of Quantum Computing, including this excerpt quoting Preskill: Photo Credit: J. Kelly from State preservation by repetitive error detection in a superconducting [...]

2018-01-09T10:15:35+00:00January 9th, 2018|News, Publications|0 Comments

New Quanta Article features work by Kitaev, Xie Chen and former student Jeongwan Haah

Quanta magazine's January 3 article, Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter, provides an overview of current work and also reads like a family tree of connections within the IQIM community. Illustration from Quanta Magazine In the last three decades, condensed matter physicists have discovered a wonderland of exotic new phases [...]

2018-01-05T11:41:13+00:00January 5th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adhikari and Chen groups explore Science and Art at Pioneer Works

This past summer, scientists from Caltech and other institutes gathered with artists and musicians to discuss everything from gravitational waves to tintype photography. The event took place at the Pioneer Works cultural center, which hosts exhibitions and lectures with the goal of bridging the gaps between different disciplines. For the Caltech physicists who attended the [...]

2018-03-15T16:18:30+00:00December 11th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Hsieh review “Towards properties on demand in quantum materials”

Quantum materials are on the ascent. This term embodies a vast portfolio of compounds and phenomena where ramifications of quantum mechanics are demonstrably real. Quantum materials are in the vanguard of contemporary physics in part because these systems afford an exceptional venue to uncover the many roles of symmetry, topology, dimensionality and strong correlations in [...]

2018-03-15T16:20:02+00:00October 26th, 2017|News, Publications|0 Comments

Quantum Shorts 2017 contest! Enter by December 1

The Quantum Shorts competition is back! Led by partners at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, IQIM along with EQuS, IQC, QuantIC and QUTech along with media partners Scientific American and Nature are hosting our annual celebration of quantum-inspired creative works. This year's focus is on short fiction; you have [...]

2017-10-26T12:15:22+00:00October 23rd, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments