Tweezing a new kind of atomic clock

Tweezing a new kind of atomic clock

Jan. 28, 2021

In order for new quantum devices to work well, scientists need to be able to control and manipulate atoms as precisely as possible. Using optical tweezers, Aaron Young, along with other members of the Kaufman and Ye groups at JILA, have reached record-setting coherence times of more than half a minute.

CUbit, ColdQuanta make Bose-Einstein lab available on the cloud

CUbit, ColdQuanta make Bose-Einstein lab available on the cloud

Dec. 12, 2020

"Albert"—ColdQuanta’s quantum-matter system on the cloud—allows users to remotely cool atoms to near absolute zero to create a state of matter in which “quantum-mechanical behavior comes into play on a large scale.” Users can control, study and even photograph “the wavefunction of a quantum cloud of atoms."

Jun Ye wins 2020 Micius Quantum Prize

Jun Ye wins 2020 Micius Quantum Prize

Dec. 10, 2020

The Micius Quantim Prize recognizes recognizes significant scientific advances ranging from early conceptual contributions to recent experimental breakthroughs. The 2020 prize has been awarded to Jun Ye for his groundbreaking achievements in precision quantum measurements.

OSTP quantum division highlights CU Boulder’s leadership in quantum sensing through Q-SEnSE

OSTP quantum division highlights CU Boulder’s leadership in quantum sensing through Q-SEnSE

Dec. 3, 2020

Charles Tahan, Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science at the White House OSTP—as well as the director of the National Quantum Coordination Office (NQCO)—featured Q-SEnSE in the Dec. 3 edition of "Letters from the NQCO Director," spotlighting its leadership in quantum sensing.

JILA Fellow Cindy Regal named Baur/SPIE Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics

JILA Fellow Cindy Regal named Baur/SPIE Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics

Nov. 19, 2020

JILA Fellow Cindy Regal has been named the first recipient of the Baur-SPIE Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics, JILA's first-ever endowed chair position. Regal's group at JILA pursues a wide range of research in optics and photonics, particularly employing lasers to control and probe quantum objects.

Now hiring: The new quantum workforce

Now hiring: The new quantum workforce

Nov. 19, 2020

Scientists believe we are living in the Second Quantum Revolution, a period of rapid advances in technology based on discoveries in quantum science. Companies from IBM and Google to small startups are eager to create and perfect these new technologies—and that requires training a new kind of workforce.

Total ellipse of the SU(N)

Total ellipse of the SU(N)

Oct. 29, 2020

SU(N) fermion systems are multi-component, spin-symmetrical collections of atoms—unique among degenerate gases. The Ye Group found that SU(N) fermion systems display special properties that allow them to be quickly cooled and prepared for use in quantum-matter based atomic clocks.

JILA’s Jun Ye named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

JILA’s Jun Ye named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

Sept. 8, 2020

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy have announced that JILA and CU Boulder’s Jun Ye will be one of the members of the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC).

Engineers helped lay foundation for campus quantum research efforts, new center

Engineers helped lay foundation for campus quantum research efforts, new center

Sept. 8, 2020

A new $25 million center to advance quantum science funded by the National Science Foundation on CU Boulder’s campus and at 11 other organizations around the U.S. and abroad has deep roots in CU Engineering’s interdisciplinary research efforts.

New $115 million quantum systems accelerator to pioneer quantum technologies for discovery science

New $115 million quantum systems accelerator to pioneer quantum technologies for discovery science

Aug. 26, 2020

The DOE has awarded $115M over five years to the Quantum Systems Accelerator, a new research center that will include CU Boulder. Led by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, the center will forge the solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world.

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