In addition to educating a new generation of students and scientists, IQIM strives to engage the public’s fascination with the mysteries of the quantum realm. In an effort to reach a broader audience while at the same time maintaining scientific integrity, IQIM has taken advantage of popular media through the following projects:
Through posts on our blog Quantum Frontiers, diverse authors address a wide range of topics. Graduate students, IQIM faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and staff discuss research results, life as a scientist, and more. Since its inception in July 2012 we have had over 900,000 visits to the blog.
Our Twitter account @IQIM_Caltech builds community with other quantum science centers (JQI, Perimeter Institute, CQT, IQC, IST Austria, and others) by coordinating scientific announcements and promoting the work of quantum scientists from around the world. We’re especially proud of our “Quantum Woman”#quantumwoman; each Wednesday IQIM highlights a female quantum scientist.