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Superheros and the quantum realm

In a recent interview with Inverse Entertainment Spiros Michalakis, describes his input as a consultant on the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films including Ant Man, Dr. Strange and Captain Marvel. He introduced the Marvel team to the idea of a quantum realm “This is a place where the nature of reality changes around you. [...]

2017-05-26T16:46:01+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Interviews, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Code Properties from Holographic Geometries

John Preskill and former IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Fernando Pastawski present new work in Code Properties from Holographic Geometries Phys. Rev. X 7, 021022 (2017). An overview is presented in the paper's Popular Summary: This figure illustrates uberholography for the case of a two-dimensional hyperbolic bulk geometry. The inner logical boundary is contained inside the [...]

2017-05-23T15:44:21+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|News, Publications|0 Comments

Preskill featured in “Frontiers of Physics” Lecture at University of Washington

John Preskill is presenting the third public lecture in the Frontiers of Physics series at the University of Washington. His talk, Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier, will be available via streaming video beginning at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 11. It will also be available for viewing after the talk. Other talks in the [...]

2017-05-11T11:33:38+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Lectures, News|0 Comments

Hsieh group discovers first 3D quantum liquid crystal

These images show light patterns generated by a rhenium-based crystal using a laser method called optical second-harmonic rotational anisotropy. At left, the pattern comes from the atomic lattice of the crystal. At right, the crystal has become a 3-D quantum liquid crystal, showing a drastic departure from the pattern due to the atomic lattice [...]

2017-05-11T12:57:44+00:00 May 1st, 2017|News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier” Preskill lecture at Kansas State Univ

John Preskill will present the 2017 Peterson Public Lecture in Physics at Kansas State University on April 18. The Peterson Public Lecture Series presents an annual public talk concerning cosmology or quantum mechanics. In the talk, "Preskill will explain why he loves quantum entanglement, the elusive feature making quantum information fundamentally different from information in [...]

2017-05-01T10:20:18+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Lectures, News|0 Comments

Paper by Xie Chen “Symmetry Fractionalization in Two Dimensional Topological Phases” featured

A recent paper by Xie Chen Symmetry Fractionalization in Two Dimensional Topological Phases is available in Review in Physics. Symmetry fractionalization describes the fascinating phenomena that excitations in a 2D topological system can transform under symmetry in a fractional way. For example in fractional quantum Hall systems, excitations can carry fractional charges while the electrons [...]

2017-03-16T12:23:21+00:00 March 15th, 2017|News, Publications|0 Comments

Preskill featured as the Oppenheimer Lecture speaker

John Preskill is presenting the 2017 Oppenheimer Lecture at the University of California Berkeley. The Oppenheimer lecture is a public lecture with a distinguished tradition. Past lecturers have included: Murray Gell-Mann, Kip Thorne, Freeman Dyson, Chen-Ning Yang, Robert Laughlin, Bruno Zumino, Edward Witten, Martin Rees, Michael Fisher, Stephen Hawking, David Mermin, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji , Frank Wilczek, Lisa [...]

2017-05-01T10:21:09+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Lectures, News|0 Comments

Chen and Endres awarded 2017 Sloan Research Awards

  Xie Chen, assistant professor of theoretical physics, and Manuel Endres, assistant professor of physics have been recognized as 2017 recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowship. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the fellowship recognizes early-career scholars; identifying some of the most promising scientific researchers working today. The first Sloan Research Fellowships were awarded [...]

2017-02-27T14:32:46+00:00 February 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Union of two physics tools sheds light on quantum chaos

IQIM graduate student Nicole Yunger Halpern explores quantum chaos in her new publication Jarzynski-like equality for the out-of-time-ordered correlator What do black holes have in common with DNA? Black holes are chaotic quantum systems, which scramble information rapidly. DNA obeys fluctuation relations, equations that govern the energy needed to perform tasks like the uncoiling a [...]

2017-02-20T11:46:33+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Publications|0 Comments