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Quantum Fluctuations Can "Kick" Objects on the Human Scale
07/02/2020

Quantum Fluctuations Can "Kick" Objects on the Human Scale

A new LIGO Laboratory study demonstrates how the minuscule happenings of the quantum world can affect large, everyday objects.
picture of LIGO's mirrors
Tiny Optical Cavity Could Make Quantum Networks Possible
03/30/2020

Tiny Optical Cavity Could Make Quantum Networks Possible

Robert Perkins
Engineers at Caltech have shown that atoms in optical cavities could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet.
Optical cavity
"Tweezer Clock" May Help Tell Time More Precisely
12/23/2019

"Tweezer Clock" May Help Tell Time More Precisely

Whitney Clavin
A new optical atomic clock makes ultra-precise time measurements
Adam Shaw, Ivaylo Madjarov and Manuel Endres in the lab.
Decade of Discovery
12/19/2019

Decade of Discovery

As December winds down, we mark not just the end of another year of discovery at Caltech but the conclusion of a decade of remarkable accomplishments and research breakthroughs.
collage image for decade in review story
Caltech Researchers Develop New Quantum Algorithm
12/18/2019

Caltech Researchers Develop New Quantum Algorithm

Emily Velasco
The groups of Chan, Brandao, and Minnich have created an algorithm for quantum computers that allows them to perform calculations useful to the physical sciences.
An artist's concept of quantum computing. A string of ones and zeroes is emitted from a blue blob of plasma.
Superconducting Metamaterial Traps Quantum Light
09/26/2018

Superconducting Metamaterial Traps Quantum Light

Superconducting metamaterial shows promise for quantum computing.
Metamaterial
Caltech Awarded Federal Funding for Quantum Research
09/25/2018

Caltech Awarded Federal Funding for Quantum Research

Whitney Clavin
Caltech scientists have won federal grants for research in quantum computing, quantum networks, and more.
Computer chip illustration
Faraon Receives OSA Award
05/04/2018

Faraon Receives OSA Award

Robert Perkins
Andrei Faraon will receive the Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America for his work on on-chip quantum photonic technologies.
Faraon
Caltech Student Wins Google Fellowship
04/19/2018

Caltech Student Wins Google Fellowship

Robert Perkins
Caltech graduate student and new Google PhD Fellow Erika Ye is studying the limits of today's quantum computing.
Erika Ye
Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods
10/18/2017

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.
Higgs boson event
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