The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) at Caltech is a Physics Frontiers Center supported by the National Science Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. IQIM researchers study physical systems in which the weirdness of the quantum world becomes manifest on macroscopic scales. Our research programs span quantum information science, quantum condensed matter physics, quantum optics, and the quantum mechanics of mechanical systems.

Applications being accepted for 2015 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholars

Information about how to apply for IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar positions beginning in 2015 are available on the this webpage. Review of applications will begin December 5, 2014. Questions? Contact Marcia Brown


In the News

animated qubitQuantum Computers Animated, IQIM’s collaboration with PhD comics, is now one of the top 5 most-read stories on vox.com. The site is described as a news website that works to be "as good at explaining the world as it is at reporting on it." See all the IQIM/PhD comics animations at Quantum Jumps. 09.22.14

Spiros MichalakisSpiros Michalakis, in collaboration with Alexey Gorshkov and his group at the Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland, announce the results of their work on "Non-local propagation of correlations in long-range interacting quantum systems" in a recent Nature publication. "The maximum speed with which information can propagate in a quantum many-body system directly affects how quickly disparate parts of the system can become correlated and how difficult the system will be to describe numerically. This work opens the possibility for studying a wide range of many-body dynamics in quantum systems that are otherwise intractable." Read the full Nature article here. A JQI publication featuring comments from the Gorshkov group is available here.

In his role as IQIM Manager of Outreach, Spiros was a guest on the podcast Virtually Speaking Science with Jennifer Ouellette. Listen to the complete interview and the wide-ranging discussion here. 09.10.14