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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

September 25, 2013 | People News

UMD Alum named 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Ana Maria Rey, a former UMD graduate student who did her thesis work with Charles Clark, was named a 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Rey, a native of Colombia, is currently a JILA fellow and University of Colorado professor.

August 27, 2013 | PFC | People News

Peter Kordell is awarded undergraduate research prize

Peter Kordell, a UMD undergrad, was awarded the IPST Monroe Martin Prize for Undergraduate Research in Physics.

July 3, 2013 | People News

Alumni News

Recently four members of Ian Spielman's group departed JQI for new endeavors. Matthew Beeler, a NIST ARRA postdoctoral fellow, now works at the Applied Physics Laboratory near Baltimore. Lindsay LeBlanc, postdoc, has accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Alberta (her alma mater) , which starts in the Fall 2013. She plans to build up a laboratory to continue studying ultracold atomic physics. Ross Williams, postdoc, is now a Senior Research Scientist position at the National Physical Laboratory, the British equivalent of NIST.

May 21, 2013 | People News

JQI at DAMOP 2013

JQI scientists willl be presenting at the meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP), which will take place in Quebec June 3-7, 2013.

May 10, 2013 | PFC | People News

Rajibul Islam awarded Distinguished Dissertation Award

Rajibul Islam was recently awarded UMDs Distinguished Dissertation Award for his thesis work on quantum magnetism with ions in Chris Monroe's Trapped Ion Quantum Information group.

May 8, 2013 | People News

Galitski to Receive a Simons Foundation Award

JQI fellow and University of Maryland physics professor Victor Galitski, has been awarded a Simons Foundation Investigator grant, entailing a million-dollar unrestricted research fund to be used over a ten-year period.

May 8, 2013 | People News

NOVA TV Show visits JQI Lab

A production crew from the NOVA TV show visited Chris Monroe's JQI lab on May 7, 2013.  The focus of the filmed interview was the subject of quantum teleportation.

April 1, 2013 | People News

Happy Pi Day

Work hard, play hard. That's what they say. Researchers from JQI went out for a little fun in Laurel. Check out the gallery to relive the fun of curling! (Photos courtesy of Trey Porto)

April 1, 2013 | People News

Outside the classroom

Burkley Patterson is a UMD undergraduate who works in Luis Orozco's research group. Recently, he co-authored a paper that appeared in the open access publication New Journal of Physics. The paper is titled "Control of conditional quantum beats in cavity QED: amplitude decoherence and phase shifts." Visit this link to see a video abstract with co-authors A D Cimmarusti, C A Schroeder, and Patterson.

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.