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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

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 [...]

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

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

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

2017-01-13T10:05:30+00:00 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 [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:32+00:00 October 27th, 2015|News, Publications|0 Comments

David Hsieh awarded Packard Fellowship

David Hsieh is a 2015 recipient of the Packard Fellowship. This award "provides early-career scientists with flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields." Hsieh is one of 18 new fellows recognized by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Hsieh plans to explore the possibility of using light to alter [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:32+00:00 October 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Senior Patrick Rall featured in story describing 2015 SURF

Caltech Senior, Patrick Rall Patrick Rall, a Caltech Senior is featured in this Caltech Media story describing his 2015 SURF experience working with John Preskill. "The most interesting thing about the quantum computer is that we have no idea what it could be capable of," says Rall. "We know some quantum algorithms that [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:33+00:00 October 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Yanbei Chen elected a fellow of the APS

Yanbei Chen Congratulations to Yanbei Chen, Professor of Physics, elected a fellow of the APS. Chen was recognized for "major contributions to our understanding of quantum noise in gravitational wave interferometers, for inventing the double optical spring, and for formulating a vision for experimental research on macroscopic quantum mechanics."

2017-01-13T10:05:33+00:00 October 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments