Adhikari and Chen groups explore Science and Art at Pioneer Works

This past summer, scientists from Caltech and other institutes gathered with artists and musicians to discuss everything from gravitational waves to tintype photography. The event took place at the Pioneer Works cultural center, which hosts exhibitions and lectures with the goal of bridging the gaps between different disciplines. For the Caltech physicists who attended the [...]

2017-12-11T16:42:23+00:00 December 11th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quantum Shorts 2017 contest! Enter by December 1

The Quantum Shorts competition is back! Led by partners at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, IQIM along with EQuS, IQC, QuantIC and QUTech along with media partners Scientific American and Nature are hosting our annual celebration of quantum-inspired creative works. This year's focus is on short fiction; you have [...]

2017-10-26T12:15:22+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Positions for 2018

The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) at Caltech invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions in quantum science. IQIM investigators span Caltech’s departments of physics, applied physics, and computer science, and are interested in a wide spectrum of both experimental and theoretical research topics. These topics include, but are not limited to, quantum information science, [...]

2017-10-06T11:12:30+00:00 October 6th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Faraon Group Develops First On-Chip Nanoscale Optical Quantum Memory

Artist's depiction of Faraon Group device. Credit: Ella Maru Studio Optical quantum memories are essential elements in quantum networks for long distance distribution of quantum entanglement. Recent work by the Faraon group led to development of a computer chip with nanoscale optical quantum memory. "This technology not only leads to extreme miniaturization of [...]

2017-09-22T14:59:05+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Paper MBL-mobile: Many-body-localized engine

Schematic of many-body-localized (MBL) engine. Figure 1 from the paper. Authors Nicole Yunger Halpern, Christopher White, IQIM/Burke Institute alum Sarang Gopalakrishnan and Gil Refael released a new paper in which they designed an engine formed from a many-body localized system. The project combines quantum many-body physics with quantum thermodynamic, and features two branches [...]

2017-07-25T12:16:48+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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. [...]

2017-06-07T17:18:00+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Interviews, News, Uncategorized|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

David Aasen receives Tombrello Award

Congratulations to Graduate Student David Aasen. He is the recipient of the Tombrello Award, sponsored by Dr. France Córdova. The award recipients were able to meet with Dr. Córdova during her December visit to Caltech. Additional recipients include: Michael Eastwood, the Neugebauer Award and Sarah Gossan the Garmire award. Graduate student recipients of awards sponsored [...]

2017-05-11T13:01:13+00:00 December 12th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kitaev and Wen awarded 2017 APS Buckley Prize

Congratulations to Alexei Kitaev and Xiao-Gang Wen of MIT, 2017 winners of the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize. "For theories of topological order and its consequences in a broad range of physical systems." The purpose of the prize is to recognize and encourage outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics. Read [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:27+00:00 October 11th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quantum Cryptography MOOC begins October 10

Thomas Vidick and Stephanie Wehner from QuTech at the Delft University of Technology are teaching a MOOC course Quantum Cryptography with a classroom component at Caltech and at Delft. The course starts October 10, enroll through the edx.org website. Vidick describes the course "It's a hot topic, but there are very few resources for people [...]

2017-01-13T10:05:27+00:00 October 5th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments