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

thomas_vidickPodcast: Quantum Mechanics in the Minecraft Universe Listen to the discussion with Spiros Michalakis on PhysicsCentral.com about how the game incorporates aspects of quantum behavior into the Minecraft world. According to Michalakis, qCraft isn’t so much about training future physicists as allowing kids to develop an intuition for fundamental quantum principles like probability. *There is also a nice demonstration video on the podcast's website that introduces qCraft's quantum properties. 2.11.15

matthew_fisherAndrei Faraon has been awarded the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his 5-year project, “Quantum Light-Matter Interfaces Based on Rare-Earth Ions and Nanophotonics”. The CAREER program is NSF's most prestigious awards for junior faculty members. The level and 5-year duration of the awards are designed to enable awardees to develop careers as outstanding teacher-scholars. Read more in the EAS news. 2.5.15


IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminars

Institute for Quantum Information Science (IQI) Seminars

Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) Seminars

Physics Mathematics and Astronomy Seminars

Upcoming Visitors
Anne Broadbent, Feb 8-12
Bangfen Zhu, Feb 9-11
Claire Levaillant, Feb 10
Victor Galitski, Mar 3- May 16

Complete list of visitors here