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A New Phase in Reading Photons
January 6, 2013 | Research News

A New Phase in Reading Photons

A JQI photodetector beats the quantum limit by a factor of four.

December 19, 2012 | Research News

Ultracold Molecules Tamed

Paul Julienne, a fellow of the JQI, along with Goulven Quemener, who works at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), have written a comprehensive summary of ultracold chemistry in the journal Chemical Reviews.

December 5, 2012 | Research News

Disappearing Light

In a recently accepted Physical Review Letter, JQI researchers present a novel method to measure the strength of two of rubidium’s atomic transitions with unprecedented accuracy.

Quantum Thermodynamics
December 4, 2012 | Research News

Quantum Thermodynamics

A new calculation by scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the University of Delaware shows how the warmth thrown off by nearby objects can shift energy levels of atoms.

November 28, 2012 | PFC | Research News

The First Controllable Atom SQUID

PFC-supported scientists at JQI have created the first controllable atomic circuit that functions analogously to a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) and allows operators to select a particular quantum state of the system at will.

November 2, 2012 | Research News

Physical Sciences Complex

Construction is underway and on schedule on the new $120 million Physical Sciences Complex at the University of Maryland.

October 25, 2012 | Research News

Vive la Francium

In September 2012 an experiment at the TRIUMPH accelerator complex reached a milestone. The FrPNC collaboration succeeded in trapping several kinds of francium, including the isotope Fr-207, which had never before been trapped.

October 17, 2012 | Research News

Bus Service for Qubits

Superconducting circuits speak directly with semiconductor-based qubits to push forward the technology needed for quantum computing.

October 8, 2012 | Research News

Topological Superconductors

Theoretical physicists at the JQI have done an important step forward to understand qubits in a real-world setup. In a new study they show, for the first time, that qubits can successfully exist in a so called topological superconductor material even in the presence of impurities in the material and strong interactions among participating electrons.

September 7, 2012 | Research News

Quantum Longitude

“Quantum weirdness,” a phrase related to the power and the un-intuitive nature of quantum reality, is expected to facilitate speeded-up computation -- quantum computing -- for performing certain specialized tasks, such as factoring numbers. A proposed scheme should be helpful in sustaining coherence by carefully making mid-calculation corrections.