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Preskill Interview – A True Quantum Revolution is Close

Photo and caption from PhysicsWorld blog - Bit of choice: A photograph of the nine superconducting qubit device developed by the Martinis group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where, for the first time, the qubits are able to detect and effectively protect each other from bit errors. (Courtesy: Julian Kelly/Martinis group) [...]

March 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Faraon receives ONR Young Investigator Award

Andrei Faraon, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, has received a 2016 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award. His proposal was Quantum Transduction Between Optical and Microwave Photons using Rare-Earth-Doped Materials. The Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding new faculty members, provides support for their research, and aims to encourage their teaching [...]

March 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Alicea News and Views on Majorana modes in superconducting wires

Jason Alicea, Professor of Theoretical Physics, comments on recent experimental work by the Marcus group. They have identified a key property of ‘Majorana modes’ in superconducting wires that can be used to engineer qubits that are immune to noise by default. In Alicea's News and Views article he describes the Majorana mode as a line [...]

March 10th, 2016|News, Publications|0 Comments

Vidick receives AFOSR and NSF awards

 Thomas Vidick, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, has received two recent awards. He won the 2016 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award for his proposal entitled, “Towards a secure quantum network.” Read more about the AFOSR award here. He was also awarded the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career [...]

March 9th, 2016|News|0 Comments

One Entangled Evening and Quantum Summit Highlights

On January 26 and 27th, IQIM hosted programs honoring Richard Feynman and marking 50 years since he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on quantum electrodynamics. IQIM also presented current work and discussed some of the possibilities they hope to explore in the Quantum Frontier. One Entangled Evening included a video tribute [...]

February 5th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Anyone Can Quantum over 1.5 Million Views

In the first two days following the premier of "Anyone Can Quantum" as part of One Entangled Evening on January 26, the short film depicting an epic quantum chess battle between Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd had been viewed over 1 Million times. The enthusiasm continues; we have passed over 1.5 Million views in less [...]

February 1st, 2016|News, Videos|0 Comments

Yeh Group publication and video describes new work in 3-D topological Insulators

Spectral characteristics of isolated magnetic impurities. For full caption and image see Figure 6 in the publication. The Yeh group presents results of recent work exploring topological insulators (TI). In a New Journal of Physics publication, they report direct evidence for magnetism-induced surface-state energy gaps and magnetic impurity resonances in 3D-Topological Insulators by [...]

January 5th, 2016|News, Publications|0 Comments

Eisenstein group demonstrates method to control orientation of exotic quantum states

Artist's rendition showing nematics aligned in a quantum well (Credit: J. Pollanen). The quantum Hall nematics are fascinating two-dimensional (2-d) electronic liquid crystals existing in ultra-clean semiconductor heterostructures and exhibit a mysterious broken rotational symmetry in the 2-d plane. In a recent article in Physical Review B, Johannes Pollanen (IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar), working [...]

November 20th, 2015|News, Publications|0 Comments

Hsieh work on novel phase of matter featured in Nature Physics

Four different types of RA-SHG patterns found by performing local measurements within all of the domains mapped in Fig. 2b. Red lines are fits to the expressions described in the text. The large lobes are shaded pink to emphasize the orientation of each pattern. Schematics of the four degenerate magneto-electric loop-current order configurations are [...]

October 27th, 2015|News, Publications|0 Comments