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

matthew_fisher Matthew Fisher has been awarded the 2015 Oliver E. Buckley Prize for discovery and pioneering investigations of the superconductor-insulator transition, a paradigm for quantum phase transitions. The Buckley Prize is given annually by the American Physical Society to recognize and encourage outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics. Watch a short video interview and read more at the UC Santa Barbara media site 11.07.14

spiros_heather_outreachInspiring middle-school students everywhere! IQIM outreach emphasizes important role of communication in STEM education. Read the edutopia blog post about IQIM Outreach Manager, Spiros Michalakis' visit with 8th grade students. He was invited by their teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron as part of a project in which the students develop super hero characters in a science fiction story. Read the full interview at tweenteach.com 10.30.14