Welcome

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.

Link to website for NSF review

This is a password protected link to material for the NSF review, Feb 10 and 11, 2014. Questions? Contact Marcia Brown

 

In the News

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

Xie ChenNew Physics Faculty, Xie Chen, is actively exploring Quantum Information and Condensed Matter Physics. "Putting quantum and materials together isn't easy and it's an amazing subject that's developing quickly as people are trying to figure out what's going on. With IQIM and all the specialized faculty here, Caltech is a leader in this. People on the quantum side and the materials side talk to each other and work on projects together at Caltech. I'm very excited to be a part of that." Read the full Caltech media interview here. 08.12.14