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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.