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.

One Entangled Evening and Symposium, Jan 26, 2016

entangled eveningInformation about how to receive more information about the symposium and celebration of Feynman's Quantum Legacy are available on this webpage. Questions? Contact Crystal Dilworth

 

In the News

SchwabMembers of Keith Schwab's group demonstrate observations of quantum motion in a recent Science publication. "We all know quantum mechanics explains precisely why electrons behave weirdly. Here, we're applying quantum physics to something that is relatively big, a device that you can see under an optical microscope, and we're seeing the quantum effects in a trillion atoms instead of just one." Read more of the interview with Keith Schwab in the Caltech media story.8.28.15

Graduate student Nicole Yunger Halpern was featured on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls website.  Nicole answers 29 questions ranging from outlandish scientific theories, things she's proud of, heroes and much more. Learn more about the Smart Girls project to inspire, motivate and form a community for teenage girls on their website. Learn more about Nicole Yunger Halpern through her blog posts on Quantum Frontiers.8.18.15

Dirac MedalICTP has awarded its 2015 Dirac Medal and Prize to Alexei Kitaev (California Institute of Technology), Gregory W. Moore (Rutgers University) and Nicholas Read (Yale University) for their interdisciplinary contributions which introduced the concepts of conformal field theory and non-abelian quasiparticle statistics in condensed matter systems and applied these ideas to quantum computation. Their work has played a fundamental role in recent advances in our understanding of the quantum states of matter and quantum entanglement theory. Read more in the Caltech Media story the ICTP citation or John Preskill's blog post on Quantum Frontiers. 8.8.15