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Complex energies, quantum symmetries

October 8, 2019

In a certain sense, physics is the study of the universe’s symmetries. Physicists strive to understand how systems…
Machine Learning paves the way for next-level quantum sensing

May 7, 2019

University of Bristol researchers have reached new heights of sophistication in detecting magnetic fields with extreme sensitivity at…
Researchers create a ‘universal entangler’ for new quantum tech

February 28, 2019

One of the key concepts in quantum physics is entanglement, in which two or more quantum systems become…
Experts move one step closer to demystifying the quantum world

February 27, 2019

The quantum world is notoriously complex, its multiple layers and miniscule components eluding standard analytical approaches. One of…
Argonne will receive more than $11 million in funding over three years as part of a series of grants tied to quantum information science.

September 28, 2018

Scientists are eager to delve further into the important and emerging field of quantum information science (QIS). Now…
Where to find the coolest place on Earth

September 18, 2018

Learn how to create the coldest temperature in the Universe – here on Earth. See an image of…
NSF launches effort to create first practical quantum computer

August 13, 2018

From codebreaking to aircraft design, complex problems in a wide range of fields exist that even today’s best…
Stanford researchers investigate behavior in quantum systems with a toy-inspired technique

May 8, 2018

With its suspended metallic spheres that clack back and forth, Newton’s cradle is more than a popular desktop…
New algorithm for simulating the structure of quantum systems on a quantum photonic chip

January 30, 2018

They have tested this algorithm on a silicon quantum photonic processor which performs the computation using photons, the…
Scientists demonstrate one of largest quantum simulators yet, with 51 atoms

November 30, 2017

Physicists at MIT and Harvard University have demonstrated a new way to manipulate quantum bits of matter. In…
Seeing the quantum future… literally

January 17, 2017

Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to “see” the future of quantum systems, and…
Atoms placed precisely in silicon can act as quantum simulator

April 23, 2016

Coinciding with the opening of a new quantum computing laboratory at UNSW by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, UNSW…
Second Quantum Revolution a Reality with Chip-Based Atomic Physics

April 6, 2016

A University of Oklahoma-led team of physicists believes chip-based atomic physics holds promise to make the second quantum…
New research explores when quantum systems get critical

May 15, 2015

An international team of scientists from China and Australia have released research that has probed how quantum matter…
How does order emerge?

March 13, 2015

During the freezing of water, the initially unordered molecules start to form an ordered crystal, namely ice. During…
‘Cavity protection effect’ helps to conserve quantum information

August 18, 2014

The quantum system studied at TU Wien (Vienna): a black diamond (center) contains nitrogen atoms, which are coupled…
Diamonds are a quantum computer’s best friend

August 8, 2014

A new kind of quantum computer is being proposed by scientists from the TU Wien (Vienna) and Japan…
NIST Ion Duet Offers Tunable Module for Quantum Simulator

August 7, 2014

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that…
The Quantum Cheshire Cat: Can neutrons be located at a different place than their own spin?

August 4, 2014

Can neutrons be located at a different place than their own spin? A quantum experiment, carried out by…
Purely pictorial language for describing quantum processes

June 12, 2014

We are all used to the idea that mathematical language is primarily comprised of symbols and their combinations,…
Experiment opens the door to multi-party quantum communication

March 24, 2014

In the world of quantum science, Alice and Bob have been talking to one another for years. Charlie…
Quantum engineering pushes refrigerator beyond classical efficiency limits

February 7, 2014

Three different models of a quantum absorption refrigerator, each consisting of a hot bath, cold bath, and work…
Cornell: $4M gift will propel quantum materials studies

December 6, 2013

A revolutionary instrument that will expedite the discovery of new, artificial forms of matter with unprecedented electronic and…
Student creates world’s largest quantum cluster

November 20, 2013

Working with a team in Tokyo, Seiji has created the largest cluster of quantum systems ever – a…
Physicists ‘uncollapse’ a partially collapsed qubit

November 12, 2013

Quantum quality control: By peeking at a qubit, physicists can make sure that the qubit hasn’t decayed, though…
Seeing Light in a New Light

October 25, 2013

Harvard and MIT scientists are challenging the conventional wisdom about light, and they didn’t need to go to…
When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path

October 25, 2013

Like any task, there is an easy and a hard way to control atoms and molecules as quantum…
Feynman wasn’t joking: Modeling quantum dynamics with ground state wavefunctions

October 21, 2013

Amongst the late Richard Feynman’s many prolific and profound contributions to quantum mechanics, the eponymous Feynman clock is perhaps one…
Simulation sets atoms shivering

September 24, 2013

In “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (JK Rowling, 1997), Harry, Ron, and Hermione encounter a massive stone…
Beyond Quantum Simulation: JILA Physicists Create ‘Crystal’ of Spin-swapping Ultracold Gas Molecules

September 19, 2013

Physicists at JILA have created a crystal-like arrangement of ultracold gas molecules that can swap quantum “spin” properties…
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