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IQIM faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Thomas Vidick, professor of computing and mathematical sciences, and Austin Minnich, professor of mechanical engineering and applied physics received the 2019 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The awards were announced on July 2. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to outstanding scientists and engineers at the [...]

2019-07-15T10:56:39-07:00July 15th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: “Magic Cavity” in Superconducting Quantum Circuits

In 1946, Edward M. Purcell proposed that the way an atom emits radiation is not the sole property of the atom itself, but rather can be strongly modified by the electromagnetic environment the atom is placed within.  Purcell’s particular interest was in how the intrinsic magnetic moment (spin) of atomic nuclei in solids and liquids [...]

2019-05-28T09:31:29-07:00May 28th, 2019|News, Publications|0 Comments

Dimensional crossover in a layered ferromagnet detected by spin correlation driven distortions – new paper by the Hsieh group

Magneto-elastic distortions are commonly detected across magnetic long-range ordering (LRO) transitions. In principle, they are also induced by the magnetic short-range ordering (SRO) that precedes a LRO transition, which contains information about short-range correlations and energetics that are essential for understanding how LRO is established. However these distortions are difficult to resolve because the associated [...]

2019-05-22T14:10:32-07:00May 22nd, 2019|News, Publications|0 Comments

Endres & Painter groups collaborate on Telecom-Band Quantum Optics with Ytterbium Atoms and Silicon Nanophotonics

This new publication by members of the Endres and Painter groups is an Editors’ Suggestion in Physical Review, Applied. Wavelengths in the telecommunication window (ca.1.25–1.65 μm) are ideal for quantum communication, due to the low transmission loss in optical-fiber networks. To realize quantum networks operating at these wavelengths, we need long-lived quantum memories that couple efficiently [...]

2019-04-04T12:24:16-07:00April 4th, 2019|News, Publications|1 Comment

Quantum Shorts Film Competition – vote for your favorite

Quantum Shorts is a competition calling for science fiction alternating annually with science films since 2012. The festival is organized by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, with media partners Nature and Scientific American and an international network of scientific partners and screening partners including IQIM. This year's competition featured [...]

2019-02-27T09:18:38-07:00February 12th, 2019|Media, News|0 Comments

Many-particle quantum phenomena enhance engine

A recent paper by IQIM alum Nicole Yunger Halpern, Graduate Student Christopher David White, Burke Institute Alum Sarang Gopalakishnan and Gil Refael explores the possibility of applying quantum many-body localization to energy-processing technologies, such as an engine. Quantum engine based on many-body localization, Phys. Rev. B 99, 024203 – Published 22 January 2019 Many-particle quantum [...]

2019-01-23T16:19:27-07:00January 23rd, 2019|News, Publications|0 Comments

New paper by Motrunich group on OTOCs

A new paper by the Motrunich group studies out-of-time-ordered correlators (OTOCs) in hard-core boson models with short-range and long-range hopping and compares the results to the OTOCs in the Luttinger-liquid model. FIG. 2. from the paper - The overall picture of CXX(, t) calculated in (a) model Iand (b) model II, with L = [...]

2018-11-29T14:12:01-07:00November 29th, 2018|News, Publications|0 Comments

New Opportunity QuantumSURF

Undergraduate students from Caltech and other universities are invited to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Experimental Quantum Science and Technology (QuantumSURF). Through this program, summer students will have the opportunity to do research for 10 weeks in experimental groups at Caltech working on quantum science and technology. Applications may be submitted through [...]

2018-11-19T12:18:58-07:00November 19th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Show us your vision of quantum reality – Quantum Shorts film competition

The Quantum Shorts film contest is accepting entries for 2018, due by December 1. The competition is for films no longer than five minutes that take inspiration from quantum physics. Prizes, screening and awards will be given for ten selected films that tell stories with a quantum twist or bring artistry to interpretations of quantum [...]

2018-10-15T16:08:46-07:00October 15th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New work by Painter group “Superconducting metamaterials for waveguide QED”

A new paper in Nature Communications by members of the Painter group presents their recent work to couple a transmon qubit to a superconducting metamaterial.  Mohammad Mihosseini, Eunjong Kim, Vinicius S. Ferreira, Mahmoud Kalaee, Alp Sipahigil, Andrew J. Keller, Oskar Painter (2018) Superconducting metamaterials for waveguide quantum electrodynamics. Nature Communications, 9 . Art. No. 3706. More about [...]

2018-11-19T16:45:44-07:00September 27th, 2018|Publications|0 Comments