Gil Refael and IQIM Postdocs Torsten Karzig, Charles-Edouard Bardyn, and former postdoc Netanel H. Lindner describe a topological polarition, or “topolariton” in a Physics Rev X paper. The topolariton is a hybrid half-light, half-matter quasiparticle that has special topological properties and might be used in devices to transport light in one direction. Read more in [...]
Adam Jermyn Adam was recognized for outstanding achievements in physics as an undergraduate student. Jason Alicea worked with Adam on parafermions "He simply loves physics and has a strong sense of community." Adam is completing this year as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Cambridge, then he will begin his graduate work [...]
Image courtesy of E & S Read about IQIM in the Fall 2015 issue of E & S. Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) began in 2010 as the Center for Exotic Quantum Systems, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of its Caltech commitment. By 2011, it [...]
Photonic crystal nanobeam resonator fabricated in Nd:YSO In Nature Communications, Andrei Faraon's group has demonstrated coupling of an ensemble of neodymium rare-earth-ions to photonic nanocavities fabricated in the yttrium orthosilicate host crystal. This kind of quantum light–matter interface connecting stationary qubits to photons will enable optical networks for quantum communications, precise global time [...]
Still Procrastinating, a Nature Physics article includes a discussion with Jorge Cham about science, physics, and PHD Movie 2. The reviewer summarizes "...what I liked best was the overarching quantum theme, and the play on concepts such as superposition, entanglement and uncertainty connecting the lives of different generations of scientists." Read another short interview with [...]
Because quantum motion, or noise, is theoretically an intrinsic part of the motion of all objects, Schwab and his colleagues designed a device that would allow them to observe this noise and then manipulate it. The micrometer-scale device consists of a flexible aluminum plate that sits atop a silicon substrate.Credit: Chan Lei and Keith [...]
Graduate student Nicole Yunger Halpern was featured on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls website. Nicole answers 29 questions ranging from outlandish scientific theories, things she's proud of, heroes and much more. Learn more about the Smart Girls project to inspire, motivate and form a community for teenage girls on their website. Learn more about Nicole Yunger [...]
The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) at Caltech invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions in quantum science.
Join us in celebrating Feynman's Quantum legacy at One Entangled Evening on January 26, 2016 in the Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech Campus.