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Light Synchronization Technique Heralds a Bright New Chapter for Small Atomic Clocks

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We conduct curiosity-driven research that explores the most basic building blocks of nature with an eye toward potential applications in information science and technology.  


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    Do the Bump: NIST Scientists Perfect Miniaturized Technique to Generate Precise Wavelengths of Visible Laser Light

    December 4, 2023
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    Quantum Computers Run on Just the Right Amount of Connectivity

    October 19, 2023
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    Simulations of ‘Backwards Time Travel’ Can Improve Scientific Experiments

    October 12, 2023
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Our Research

  • Many-Body Physics

    Some of the most intriguing physics happens when individual particles team up, giving rise to emergent collective properties.

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    Quantum Information and Computing

    JQI physicists are investigating promising quantum computing architectures as well as developing methods to control quantum effects that can be exploited to process information in new ways.

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    Quantum Measurement and Control

    Creating quantum states on demand and controlling them is a critical component to developing practical quantum-based devices.

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The ultimate vision is that the type of metrology that exists now in a NIST laboratory might actually be able to exist, even if it's a couple of orders of magnitude worse, outside of the lab.

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Kartik Srinivasan
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Outreach & Education

JQI Fellows, postdocs, and students actively engage our community and the broader public in science.

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