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Published: Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:45pm

A collaboration between the Thompson Lab and Rey’s theory group is exploiting phenomena related to Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST), such as entanglement, to break through previous barriers of quantum precision defined by the Standard Quantum Limit. These advances may transform typical physics laboratories into probes for the most fundamental questions of our universe.

 

The chaos within a black hole scrambles information. Gravity tugs on time in tiny, discrete steps. A phantom-like presence pervades our universe, yet evades detection. These intangible phenomena may seem like mere conjectures of science fiction, but in reality, experimental comprehension is not far, in neither time nor space.

Astronomical advances in quantum simulators and quantum sensors will likely be made within the decade, and the leading experiments for black holes, gravitons, and dark matter will be not in space, but in basements – sitting on tables, in a black room lit only by lasers.

These experiments, generally called quantum precision measurements, are leading the forefront of our fundamental understanding...

Published: Sep 26, 2016

The Nesbitt group has invented a nifty technique for exploring the physics and chemistry of a gas interacting with molecules on the surface of a...

Published: Sep 26, 2016

Exciting new theory from the Rey group reveals the profound effects of electron interactions on the flow of electric currents in metals....

Published: Aug 11, 2016

Graduate student Greg Salvesen, JILA Collaborator Jake Simon (Southwest Research Institute), and Fellows Phil Armitage and Mitch Begelman decided...

Published: Jul 28, 2016

Physics education researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Maine recently showed that students troubleshooting a...

Published: Jul 28, 2016

Newly minted Ph.D. Ming-Guang Hu and his colleagues in the Jin and Cornell groups recently investigated...

Published: Jul 27, 2016

Fellow Phil Armitage and group collaborator Jacob Simon of the Southwest Research Institute are leading work to answer a central question about...

Published: Jul 21, 2016

The Raschke group has created an ultrafast optical nanoscope based on a unique way of “nano” focusing the light to image the behavior of electrons...

Published: Jul 20, 2016

Bob Peterson and his colleagues in the Lehnert-Regal lab recently set out to try something that had never been done before: use laser cooling to...

Published: Jun 28, 2016

Fellow Judah Levine recently presented a discussion of our understanding of time from antiquity to the present day in an insightful paper...

Published: Jun 02, 2016

The Kapteyn/Murnane group has measured how long it takes an electron born into an excited state inside a piece of nickel to escape from its...

Published: May 04, 2016

The Ye group just solved a major problem for using molecular...

Published: Apr 21, 2016

Move over, single-atom laser cooling! The Holland theory group has just come up with a stunning idea for a new kind of laser cooling for use with...

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