CU researchers recognized with 3 governor’s awards for high-impact research

CU researchers recognized with 3 governor’s awards for high-impact research

Nov. 25, 2019

In the “Pathfinding Partnerships” category, CO-LABS recognized 13 people, four of them affiliated with groups at CU Boulder: Greg Rieker, Caroline Alden, Sean Coburn, and Robert Wright. Their colleagues are from NIST and LongPath Technologies.

A new means of studying phonons could turn up the volume on quantum computers

A new means of studying phonons could turn up the volume on quantum computers

Nov. 25, 2019

In the Lehnert Lab at JILA, a qubit the size of your pinky nail sits in a small copper box. Using that qubit, graduate student Lucas Sletten can measure the quietest sound in the universe: individual phonons, the smallest particles that carry sound.

CU on the Air: Atomic research discoveries show there’s much more to learn

CU on the Air: Atomic research discoveries show there’s much more to learn

Nov. 25, 2019

Hear Professor Ana Maria Rey discuss laser cooling, quantum knots, controlling and manipulating ions, a new understanding of atomic collision, and her own groundbreaking research in the latest CU on the Air podcast.

JILA team demonstrates model system for distribution of more accurate time signals

JILA team demonstrates model system for distribution of more accurate time signals

Oct. 30, 2019

JILA physicists and collaborators have demonstrated the first next-generation "time scale"—a system that incorporates data from multiple atomic clocks to produce a single highly accurate timekeeping signal for distribution.

New Boulder facility to help pave the way for quantum computers

New Boulder facility to help pave the way for quantum computers

Oct. 30, 2019

The Boulder Cryogenic Quantum Testbed is a joint effort of Google, NIST and CU Boulder. Housed in JILA on the CU Boulder campus, it will serve researchers from across the country working to design the latest superconducting quantum circuits.

New NSF quantum award has applications for space exploration

New NSF quantum award has applications for space exploration

Sept. 25, 2019

The three-year award, titled Quantum Control of Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices for Inertial Sensing for Space Applications, totals $1.9 million and is led by Professor Dana Anderson in the Physics Department.

Regional scientists and engineers connect at inaugural Kavli Quantum Hour

Regional scientists and engineers connect at inaugural Kavli Quantum Hour

Sept. 19, 2019

With generous support from The Kavli Foundation, CUbit has launched a series of Kavli Quantum Hours: informal events designed to establish new links among quantum scientists and engineers at CU Boulder, NIST and Front Range companies.

CU Boulder lab works to bring quanta out of the cold

CU Boulder lab works to bring quanta out of the cold

Aug. 28, 2019

New research at CU Boulder suggests that research on quantum states of matter could be conducted at room temperatures, thus facilitating cheaper and more widely available quantum technologies.

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm

Aug. 2, 2019

When you pop a tray of water into the freezer, you get ice cubes. Now, researchers from CU Boulder and the University of Toronto have achieved a similar transition using clouds of ultracold atoms. The findings provide a new window into materials that are hard to investigate in the laboratory.

Tying quantum knots with an optical clock

Tying quantum knots with an optical clock

July 25, 2019

The optical atomic clock in Jun Ye's lab can create cluster states in milliseconds, which is necessary for quantum computing—considered a "holy grail" of quantum science. Quantum computers could solve complex problems that even today’s most sophisticated super computers cannot.

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