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
Kelly Charley from Navajo Prepatory School has been selected to participate in the White House Science Fair. Kelly participated in the IQIM summer research program in 2014. Hosted by Keith Schwab, professor of Applied Physics, students Kelly Charley, Deshna Joe, Cody Tso (returning to Caltech for a second summer) and Phyllis Martinez accompanied by teachers Kevin Keeley and Yolanda Flores spent two weeks on the Caltech campus.
Kelly Charley took the introduction to Arduino she learned during the summer and used it in her award-winning science fair project, “Using Water to Heat a Solar Hogan.” Read more about Kelly on
The White House Blog. 3.23.15
IQIM staff scientist, David Boyd, has developed a method to grow large sheets of graphene at room temperature. The process is described in the Nature Communications article, Single-Step Deposition of High-Mobility Graphene at Reduced Temperatures. "Previously, people were only able to grow a few square millimeters of high-mobility graphene at a time, and it required very high temperatures, long periods of time, and many steps," says Caltech physics professor Nai-Chang Yeh, the Fletcher Jones Foundation Co-Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute and the corresponding author of the new study. Read more, including comments from Boyd about how the process was developed, in the Caltech media story. Read the full Nature Communications article. 3.18.15
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