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Capturing Entanglement – a conversation with Stevan Nadj-Perge

Stevan Nadj-Perge, joined Caltech and IQIM in January as assistant professor of applied physics and materials science. "A large part of my research is focused on finding ways to store and process quantum information. Typically, if you have a quantum system, it loses its coherent properties—and therefore, its ability to store quantum information—very quickly. Quantum [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:27+00:00 May 31st, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A conversation with Fernando Brandao

New IQIM faculty member Fernando Brandão, the Bren Professor of Theoretical Physics, studies quantum information science - working to merge quantum mechanics and computer science. In an interview with Caltech Media, he describes his work exploring entanglement developing ways to characterize and quantify entanglement. He also considers new applications of entanglement in quantum information science [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:28+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yeh Lab work on graphene featured on BBC News

The current episode of the BBC News program Horizons features work done by the Yeh lab. The program asks whether science and technology can solve some of the globe's most pressing problems; in this episode it looked at the challenges of availability for water, food and energy. In March 2015, the Yeh group published work [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:28+00:00 May 16th, 2016|News|1 Comment

It takes a physicist to explain these Super Heroes

Spiros Michalakis, IQIM’s Manager of Outreach and Staff Researcher, was involved in discussions with Marvel about Ant Man and the science behind the extreme changes in his size. The new film Captain America: Civil War introduces Marvel’s Giant Man and at least a few viewers had questions about the science behind the giant suit. Read [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:28+00:00 May 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Senior, Paul Dieterle, awarded Hertz Fellowship

Congratulations to Paul Dieterle, he is one of 12 recipients thoughout the U.S. of a Hertz Fellowship providing up to five years of support for graduate studies. As an undergraduate, Paul  has worked with IQIM faculty Oskar Painter and Keith Schwab, along with Maria Spiropulu, professor of physics and the late professor Tom Tombrello. His [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

New Science article features work by Motrunich group on Dirac composite fermions

Two-dimensional momentum space view of density-density correlations. See Fig 2 in publication for full caption A recent Science article features work by IQIM alums Scott Geraedts and Roger Mong, and Professor of Theoretical Physics Lesik Motrunich with collaborators.  From Science: "All is well with particle-hole symmetry In an external magnetic field, the energy [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:28+00:00 April 13th, 2016|News, Publications|0 Comments

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) [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:28+00:00 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 [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:28+00:00 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 [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:29+00:00 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 [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:29+00:00 March 9th, 2016|News|0 Comments