Rey’s research in atomic and molecular physics explores some of the most challenging and fundamental problems in physics. Working with experimentalists, her innovative theoretical work led to the development of the world’s most accurate atomic clocks. Rey has also developed and tested theories that will enable the construction of a quantum computer.
CU Boulder has a tradition of excellence in quantum science and technology. Work in the field continues on and off campus in the many companies that have been founded by CU engineering and physics faculty and former students.
The University of Colorado Boulder has joined the IBM Q Network—a global community of academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, startups and research labs—with the intent to seek collaborations with IBM Q scientists and engineers through the CUbit Quantum Initiative.
On February 25–26, 2019, the University of Colorado Boulder joined other Association of American Universities (AAU) member institutions and industry representatives for the National Quantum Initiative (NQI) "fly-in" in Washington, DC.
The CU Boulder Research & Innovation Office announced the results of a new Quantum Explorations in Science and Technology (QuEST) funding opportunity made available in October 2018 to multi-disciplinary, trans-institutional research partnerships that will be competitive for future funding opportunities of the National Quantum Initiative and other quantum research solicitations.