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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

Recent Paper by Endres group: Alkaline-Earth Atoms in Optical Tweezers

Cold atoms trapped in optical tweezers have become a powerful tool for quantum science. However, well-developed trapping techniques have so far been restricted to alkali atoms, which have just a single valence electron. Applying tweezer techniques to the two-valence-electron alkaline-earth atoms, which are used in the most precise atomic clocks, would enable many new experiments [...]

2019-01-15T14:52:53-07:00January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|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

Brandao, Chan and Minnich receive NSF award for quantum research, technologies

Fernando Brandao, Bren Professor of Theoretical Physics, collaborating with Garnet Chan, Bren Professor of Chemistry, and Austin Minnich, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics have received an NSF award under the RAISE:TAQS program. Their proposal Quantum simulation of materials and molecules using quantum computation will "explore how transformative advances in the simulation of quantum [...]

2018-09-25T11:02:55-07:00September 25th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remembering Stephen Hawking’s Greatest Scientific Accomplishment — and My Famous Bet Against Him

John Preskill's thoughts about his colleague and friend, Stephen Hawking appear in Time Magazine. While his scientific accomplishments alone would suffice to ensure an enduring legacy, Stephen Hawking also became one of the world’s most successful popularizers of science. Stephen firmly believed that the quest for a complete theory of the universe should be accessible [...]

2018-03-16T10:00:02-07:00March 16th, 2018|Interviews, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New work by Vidick and collaborators featured in Nature Communications

A new paper, Practical device-independent quantum cryptography via entropy accumulation by Rotem Arnon-Friedman, Frédéric Dupuis, Omar Fawzi, Renato Renner, Thomas Vidick is in the January 31 issue of Nature Communications. Conventional quantum cryptography is already well developed both in theory and experiments. This is not the case, however, for device-independent quantum cryptography, which is the [...]

2018-01-31T09:57:30-07:00January 31st, 2018|News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Quanta Article features work by Kitaev, Xie Chen and former student Jeongwan Haah

Quanta magazine's January 3 article, Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter, provides an overview of current work and also reads like a family tree of connections within the IQIM community. Illustration from Quanta Magazine In the last three decades, condensed matter physicists have discovered a wonderland of exotic new phases [...]

2018-01-05T11:41:13-07:00January 5th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-03-15T16:18:30-07:00December 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 [...]

2017-10-26T12:15:22-07:00October 23rd, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments