Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland
College Park, MD USA

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Moving Out of Equilibrium


JQI physicists, led by Trey Porto, are interested in quantum magnetic ordering, which is believed to be intimately related to high-temperature superconductivity and also has significance in other massively connected quantum systems. Recently, the...
27-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Spin Diagnostics


Recently physicists led JQI Fellow Christopher Monroe have executed an MRI-like diagnostic on a crystal of interacting quantum spins. They predict that their method is scalable and may be useful for validating experiments with large ensembles of...
31-Jul-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Making Quantum Connections


Physicists are pretty adept at controlling quantum systems and even making certain entangled states. JQI researchers are putting these skills to work to explore the dynamics of correlated quantum systems. Their recent results investigating how...
9-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

How Do You Build a Large-Scale Quantum Computer?


Physicists have now proposed a modular quantum computer architecture that promises scalability to much larger numbers of qubits. The components of this architecture have individually been tested and are available, making it a promising approach.
25-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

Stirring-Up Atomtronics in a Quantum Circuit: What’s So ‘Super’ About This Superfluid

Atomtronics is an emerging technology whereby physicists use ensembles of atoms to build analogs to electronic circuit elements. Using lasers and magnetic fields, atomic systems can be engineered to have behavior analogous to that of electrons,...
11-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST

Making Color


Can scientists generate any color of light? The answer is not really, but the invention of the laser in 1960 opened new doors for this endeavor. In a result published in Nature Communications scientists demonstrate a new semiconductor microstructure...
31-Jan-2014 11:55 AM EST

Topological Light: Living on the Edge


In this week’s issue of Nature Photonics scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (*) report the first observation of topological effects for light in two dimensions, analogous to the quantum Hall effect for electrons. To accomplish this, they...
21-Oct-2013 10:00 AM EDT

Turning on Frustration: 16 Atomic Ions Simulate a Quantum Antiferromagnet


This week’s issue of Science Magazine features new results from the research group of Christopher Monroe at the JQI, where they explored how to frustrate a quantum magnet comprised of sixteen atomic ions – to date the largest ensemble of qubits...
3-May-2013 9:45 AM EDT

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