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

spiros_outreach_heatherInspiring 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

david hsiehDavid Hsieh: Quantum States of Matter in Crystals, part of the Ernest C. Watson lecture series. A quantum phase occurs when the electrons in a crystal share a quantum state that creates an interdependence among them. This can lead to tangible phenomena that seem to defy the laws of everyday physics. Read more in the Caltech media preview and plan to attend the Watson Lecture, 8pm, Wednesday, October 15 in the Beckman Auditorium. 10.13.14