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JQI and PFC scientists go places. They travel around the world to talk about quantum information. JQI graduate students and postdoctoral scientists move on to other institutions, often expanding quantum research. Read about this and more in People News. To submit items, email eedwards@umd.edu.

December 17, 2012 | People News

Nobel Work: Congratulations to David Wineland and Serge Haroche

The Joint Quantum Institute would like to again congratulate the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics recipients, David Wineland and Serge Haroche.

Front side of the Nobel Prize medal.
October 9, 2012 | People News

2012 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded

The 2012 Nobel Prize for physics goes to two pioneers of quantum reality, David Wineland, who works at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S, and Serge Haroche of the Collège de France and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. Both performed important work with controlling and measuring qubits.

Jacob Taylor receives 2012 Service to America award.
September 15, 2012 | People News

Jacob Taylor Wins a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

Jacob Taylor, a fellow at the JQI, was named one of nine winners of this year’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, also called “Sammies.”

American Physical Society physics logo
June 3, 2012 | People News

JQI at DAMOP 2012

Members of the JQI will give a total of 38 presentations at the 43rd Annual APS Meeting for the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.

May 8, 2012 | People News

Jacob Taylor announced as finalist for 2012 Service to America Medal

The nomination specifically cites Taylor’s theoretical research efforts that relate to medical imaging and information transfer protocols.

May 3, 2012 | Outreach | People News

Maryland Day 2012

The Joint Quantum Institute participated in the annual Maryland Day event on April 28, 2012. Every year tens of thousands of visitors flock to UMD to learn about the university and its’ affiliates. This year, in spite of the cool weather and occasional rain, MD day attracted about 65,000 people. The JQI presented three demos on the lawn outside of the Physics Building. JQI thanks all the volunteers that made this event possible!

Photo Credit: E. Edwards, G. Porter, and A. Manning
May 3, 2012 | Outreach | People News

USA Science and Engineering Festival 2012

JQI partnered with NIST for the three day festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. The booth offered visitors fun demos on the Meissner effect, chemistry with dry ice, and other exciting activities. Scientific organizations, both public and private, gathered in the nearly one million square foot space in the lower levels of the convention center. JQI thanks all the NIST and UMD volunteers that made this event a success!

May 3, 2012 | Outreach | People News

Steve Rolston speaks at the DC Science Café

Back in February, Steve Rolston gave a public lecture to a standing-room-only audience at the DC Science Café. The event was held at Busboys and Poets restaurant. Following a 20 minute introduction to the subject, Rolston led an hour-long lively discussion with topics ranging from practical uses of quantum information to deeper foundational issues. The restaurant hosts these public café events monthly, organized through the DC Science Writers Association, with partial support from the Physics Frontier Center at JQI.

April 24, 2012 | People News

Kai Sun to join faculty at University of Michigan

Postdoctoral fellow Kai Sun has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Kai received his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Since then, he has been working on various projects in the Condensed Matter Theory Center. His research interests include topological matter, strongly correlated systems, critical phenomena, and exotic phases in ultracold gases.

April 24, 2012 | People News

JQI Publication selected for Nature Photonics “Research Highlights”

Jake Taylor and colleagues from Harvard University and the Niels Bohr Insitute published a paper in Physical Review Letters that was subsequently highlighted by Nature Photonics. The paper was selected for the "Optomechanics" category and is titled "Laser Cooling and Optical Detection of Excitations in a LC Electrical Circuit."

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