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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

March 19, 2013 | People News

Sigma Xi Poster Presentations

In early March, the NIST chapter of Sigma Xi held the 20th annual postdoc poster presentation. JQI/NIST postdoc Matthew Beeler, who works for Ian Spielman, received first prize. He presented results on the spin Hall effect in a BEC. Charles Clark's post doc Ryan Wilson earned second prize in the same category: Physics, Engineering and Mathematics. His poster focused on dipolar interactions in BEC. For more information on the event visit Sigma Xi's site.

JQI Papers at March APS
March 15, 2013 | People News

JQI Papers at March APS

Roughly 40 papers are being given by speakers from the Joint Quantum Institute, many with support from the PFC. In this article we present summaries of a few of them.

Galitski Book
March 11, 2013 | People News

Seven Hundred Quantum Problems

JQI fellow and University of Maryland physics professor Victor Galitski, Jr. has just published a majesterial book called Exploring Quantum Mechanics. To be exact, the book has several additional authors: Victor Galitski (professor Galitski’s grandfather), Boris Karnakov, and Vladimir Kogan. The book consists of 700 problems in quantum mechanics along with worked-out answers. The problems have been collected over about 60 years, first by the lead author, the late Prof. Victor Galitski, Sr. Over the years, new problems were added and the material polished by Prof. Boris Karnakov.

1932 Was a Wonderful Year
March 4, 2013 | People News

1932 Was a Wonderful Year

NIST Fellows Joseph Reader and Charles Clark (who is also JQI co-director) have published an article in the March 2013 issue of Physics Today, the membership magazine of the American Institute of Physics with a circulation of 120,000.

February 27, 2013 | People News

Phil Schewe's book published

Phil Schewe has recently completed another book--this time on Freeman Dyson. He previously authored "The Grid: A journey through the heart of our electrified world," as well as plays. He credits James Joyce's "Odysses" with turning him to writing. The Dyson biography, released earlier this week, was reviewed by Nature

February 27, 2013 | People News

JQI Paper "Most Read" in Reviews of Scientific Instruments

Recently, a paper from Alan Migdall's group at NIST was cited as 2012's "Most Read" in Reviews of Scientific Instruments. This paper, while technical, offers comprehensive coverage of single photon technology.

AAAS 2013 Meeting Thumbnail
February 20, 2013 | People News

JQI at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting

JQI co-director Charles Clark organized not one but two sessions at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), February 14-18, 2013 in Boston.

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.”