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

Spiros MichalakisToday is the day. Moving past the salad bar, I ordered a juicy cheeseburger with fries at the adjacent McDonald's. Growing up in Greece, eating McDonald's was a rare treat; as was playing video games with my brothers and reading comic books late at night. Yet, through a weird twist of fate, it was these last two guilty pleasures that were to become my Hadouken!, my Hulk, Smash!, my secret weapons of choice for breaking down the barriers between the world of quantum mechanics and the everyday reality of our super-normal, super-predictable lives.

I finished my burger, stuffing the last few delicious fries in my mouth, when my phone buzzed – I had mail from The Science and Entertainment Exchange, a non-profit organization funded by the National Academy of Sciences, whose purpose is to bring leading scientists in contact with Hollywood in order to elevate the level of science in the movies. I was to report to Atlanta, GA for a movie consult on a new superhero movie: Ant-Man. As I read halfway through the email, I grumbled to myself: Why can’t I be the guywho works on Thor? Who is this Ant-Man anyways? But, in typical Hollywood fashion, the email had a happy ending: “Paul Rudd is playing Ant-Man. He may be at the meeting, but we cannot promise anything.” Marvel would cover my expenses, so I sent in my reluctant reply. It went something like this:

Dear Marvel Secret-ary Agent,
Hell yeah.

Read more about the journey to Ant-Man in the Quantum Frontiers blog 7.13.15

innoworks2015Caltech's InnoWorks team hosted 57 middle school students from across Southern California for a week of hands-on science and engineering projects June 15-19. IQIM's Spiros Michalakis is the club's sponsor and they also received logistical support from IQIM staff, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Outreach, and Caltech Athletic staff. Caltech undergraduate students plan and lead the full week of activities. Read more about Innoworks in the Caltech media story here 7.1.15

commencementTwo IQIM undergraduate researchers recognized at Caltech's 121st Annual Commencement. Jong Yeon Lee received the Richard P. Feynman Prize, awarded to agraduating senior on the basis of excellence in theoretical physics. Adam Jermyn received the D. S. Kothari Prize in Physics and the George W. Housner Award for outstanding original research. He also received the Frederic W. Hinrichs Memorial Award, recognizing a Caltech senior. Read more here about Jong Yeon and Adam's projects. 6.12.15


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
Carlos Palazuelos, July 1-20
Henry Yuen, July 1-30
Rotem-Arnon Friedman, July 19-28
Elena Loubenets , July 27-30
Daniel Gottesman, Aug 1-8

Complete list of visitors here