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01-10-2022 | Check out the latest in Phys.org and Phys. Rev. Lett. from MIT Prof. Jeffrey Shapiro and MIT’s Optical and Quantum Communications Group: “Ultimate Accuracy Limit of Quantum Pulse-Compression Ranging” by Quntao Zhuang and Jeffrey H. Shapiro.

01-10-2022 | Now out in MIT News and Nature Communications from MIT-CQE member, MIT Prof. Nuh Gedik and the Gedik Group in collaboration with JungHyun Kim and Je-Geun Park of Seoul National University: “Magnetically brightened dark electron-phonon bound states in a van der Waals antiferromagnet” by Emre Ergeçen, Batyr Ilyas, Dan Mao, Hoi Chun Po, Mehmet Burak Yilmaz, JungHyun Kim, Je-Geun Park, T. Senthil & Nuh Gedik.  

01-07-2022 | Now out in Phys. Rev. X from MIT-CQE Director, MIT Prof. Will Oliver, MIT EQuS Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Duke University Department of Physics and Chalmers University of Technology: “Demonstration of Density Matrix Exponentiation Using a Superconducting Quantum Processor” by Morten Kjaergaard, Mollie Schwartz and co-authors. 

01-07-2022 | The Quantum Science and Engineering Research Conference, ‘QuARC 2022’ will be held virtually on February 7th, 2022. Hosted by MIT Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE) in partnership with MIT’s Interdisciplinary Quantum Information Science and Engineering (iQuise) student organization, it is a student-run conference showcasing MIT-CQE’s latest quantum science and engineering research. Industrial Members of MIT’s QSEC engage with MIT students and faculty across the Institute and gain insight into their latest research. 

01-05-2022 | Now out in MIT News and Nature from MIT Prof. Martin Zwierlein and MIT’s Ultracold Quantum Gases Group, and MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms: “Crystallization of bosonic quantum Hall states in a rotating quantum gas” by Biswaroop Mukherjee, Airlia Shaffer, Parth B. Patel, Zhenjie Yan, Cedric C. Wilson, Valentin Crépel, Richard J. Fletcher & Martin Zwierlein. 

01-01-2022 | Register now for ‘iQuHACK 2022’, a quantum computing hackathon hosted by iQuise on January 28-30th, 2022. This year’s event will see participants programming quantum computers built by IonQ (trapped ions) as well as Quantum Inspire at QuTech (superconducting qubits). It’s a fully remote event, open to everyone, regardless of experience, and free to attend. 

12-23-2021 | Now out in Nature Physics from MIT-CQE Director, MIT Prof. Will Oliver and the MIT Engineering Quantum Systems (EQuS) Group, in collaboration with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and the Laboratory of Physical Sciences: “Probing quantum information propagation with out-of-time-ordered correlators” Jochen Braumüller, Amir Karamlou, Yariv Yanay, Bharath Kannan, David K. Kim, Morten Kjaergaard, Alexander Melville, Bethany Niedzielski, Youngkyu Sung, Antti Vepsäläinen, Roni Winik, Jonilyn Yoder, Terry P. Orlando, Simon Gustavsson, Charles Tahan & Will Oliver.

12-23-2021 | Check out the ‘News & Views’ feature in Nature Materials, from MIT-CQE member, MIT Prof. Mingda Li & Clemson University Prof. Yao Wang: “One-way express ticket to quantum criticality.”

12-21-2021 | The Quantum Systems Accelerator interviews quantum science and engineering pioneer, MIT-CQE Director and QSA Technology Coordinator, MIT Prof. Will Oliver. 

12-20-2021 | Check out the latest in arXiv from MIT Prof. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero and the Jarillo-Herrero Lab: “Magic-Angle Multilayer Graphene: A Robust Family of Moiré Superconductors” by Jeong Min Park, Yuan Cao, Liqiao Xia, Shuwen Sun, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero.

12-16-2021 | Check out the latest in MIT News and Nano Lett. from MIT Prof. Paola Cappellaro and the MIT Quantum Engineering Group in collaboration with the University of Waterloo: “SARS-CoV-2 Quantum Sensor Based on Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond” by Changhao Li, Rouhollah Soleyman, Mohammad Kohandel, and Paola Cappellaro.

12-15-2021 | Check out the latest in Nature from MIT Prof. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero and the Jarillo-Herrero Group in collaboration with the Yacoby/Vishwanath groups at Harvard Physics: “Fractional Chern insulators in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene” by Yonglong Xie, Andrew T. Pierce, Jeong Min Park, Daniel E. Parker, Eslam Khalaf, Patrick Ledwith, Yuan Cao, Seung Hwan Lee, Shaowen Chen, Patrick R. Forrester, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Ashvin Vishwanath, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero & Amir Yacoby.

12-14-2021 | Check out the latest in Harvard Business Review from MIT-CQE Director, MIT Prof. Will Oliver:  “Quantum Computing for Business Leaders” by Jonathan Ruane, Andrew McAfee and Will Oliver.

12-13-2021 | Now out in the current edition of Nature Photonics from MIT Prof. Dirk Englund and the MIT Quantum Photonics Laboratory in collaboration with MITRE Corp. and Sandia National Laboratories: “High-speed programmable photonic circuits in a cryogenically compatible, visible–near-infrared 200 mm CMOS architecture” by Mark Dong, Genevieve Clark, Andrew J. Leenheer, Matthew Zimmermann, Daniel Dominguez, Adrian J. Menssen, David Heim, Gerald Gilbert, Dirk Englund & Matt Eichenfield.

12-13-2021 | Now out in Optics Express from MIT Prof. Dirk Englund and the MIT Quantum Photonics Group, “A vertically-loaded diamond microdisk resonator spin-photon interface” by Yuqin Sophia Duan, Kevin C. Chen, Dirk Englund, and Matthew E. Trusheim.

12-07-2021 | Check out the Nature Physics Insight feature on ultracold atom technologies from MIT Prof. Martin Zwierlein and Chris Vale of Swinburne University of Technology: “Spectroscopic probes of quantum gases.” 

11-30-2021 | ‘Optics in 2021’, the special December issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights exciting peer-reviewed optics research that has emerged over the past year’ including “Nanoscale Optical Field Samplers with Attosecond Resolution” by MIT Researchers: Mina Bionta, Marco Turchetti, Yujia Yang, Dario Cattozzo Mor, Karl Berggren and Phillip D. Keathley, in collaboration with Felix Ritzkowsky and Franz X. Kärtner, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) and Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Hamburg, Germany and William P. Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

11-29-2021 | Now out the focus review article in Nature Nanotechnology describing the fundamental principles and practical applications of quantum coherence in nanoscale systems – a new field termed as “quantum-coherent nanoscience.” by MIT-CQE Director, MIT Prof. Will Oliver with global colleagues Andreas J. Heinrich, Lieven Vandersypen, Arzhang Ardavan, Roberta Sessoli, Daniel Loss, Ania Bleszynski Jayich, Joaquin Fernandez-Rossier, Arne Laucht, and Andrea Morello. 

11-18-2021 | Named as a top ten finalist for the Physics World 2021 Breakthrough of the Year, MIT-CQE member, Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle and his colleagues were honored for their work in “independently observing Pauli blocking in ultracold gases of fermionic atoms.”

11-18-21 | MIT-CQE member, Prof. Dirk Englund is named to the Class of 2022 Optica Fellows. Prof. Englund is recognized for “his pioneering contributions to quantum photonics and integrated photonics for applications in optical computing.”

11-18-21 | MIT physicists have observed the Pauli exclusion principle, or Pauli blocking, in a completely new way: They’ve found that the effect can suppress how a cloud of atoms scatters light. MIT News features MIT Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle and the MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms recent work and paper published in Science.  

11-17-21 | “This new startup has built a record-breaking 256-qubit quantum computer. QuEra Computing, launched by physicists at Harvard and MIT, is trying a different quantum approach to tackle impossibly hard computational tasks.”

11-16-21 | MIT News profiles MIT-CQE member, Prof. Bilge Yidiz! “Prof. Yildiz, MIT’s Breene M. Kerr (1951) Professor in the departments of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, studies the behavior of ions in materials, particularly on surfaces and interfaces.”

11-15-21 | Now out in Nature and MIT News, “MIT physicists and colleagues have demonstrated an exotic form of superconductivity in a new material the team synthesized only about a year ago. Although predicted in the 1960s, until now this type of superconductivity has proven difficult to stabilize. Further, the scientists found that the same material can potentially be manipulated to exhibit yet another, equally exotic form of superconductivity. The work has potential applications in quantum computing, and introduces a new way to plumb the secrets of superconductivity.”

11-01-2021 | MIT Prof. and CQE member Peter Shor is named to the 2022 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society for contributions to quantum computing, in particular quantum algorithms and quantum information theory.

10-28-21 | “MIT researchers develop a new way to control and measure energy levels in a diamond crystal; could improve qubits in quantum computers.” MIT News features MIT Prof. Paola Cappellaro and the Quantum Engineering Group’s recent work and paper, published recently in Physical Review Letters as the ‘editors suggestion.’

10-22-2021 | Check out the latest in Phys. Rev. Applied from MIT-CQE Director and MIT Prof. Will Oliver and the Engineering Quantum Systems Group, in collaboration with the Aspuru-Guzik group at the University of Toronto: “Quantum Computer-Aided Design: Digital Quantum Simulation of Quantum Processors” by Thi Ha Kyaw, Tim Menke, Sukin Sim, Abhinav Anand, Nicolas Sawaya, Will Oliver, Gian Giacomo Guerreschi, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik.

10-21-21 | MIT-CQE members Scott Hamilton, Don Boroson, and P. Ben Dixon from MIT Lincoln Laboratory named 2021 R&D World 100 award winners for their work: “Free-space Quantum Network Link Architecture.”

10-13-2021 | MIT-CQE members, Prof. Lindley Winslow and Prof. Bilge Yildiz named American Physical Society Fellows for 2021

09-28-2021 | The Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award 2021 goes to Pablo Jarillo-Herrero for his work on two-dimensional quantum materials. 

09-09-21 | Out in Physics@MIT Journal, MIT Researchers from the Vuletic Group have built an atomic clock that measures not a cloud of randomly oscillating atoms, as state-of-the-art designs measure now, but instead atoms that have been quantumly entangled. The atoms are correlated in a way that is impossible according to the laws of classical physics, and that allows the scientists to measure the atoms’ vibrations more accurately.

08-27-21 | NIMS Award 2021 jointly awarded to Prof. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero for “Pioneering work of new quantum physics by twistronics.”

08-20-21 | Hear from MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Dr. Mollie Schwartz, a Quantum Systems Accelerator Thrust Lead, and others about their research leading to the electronics roadmap for different qubit technologies. 

08-19-21 | A peculiar state of matter in layers of semiconductors: In a study that could benefit quantum computing, MIT researchers Prof. Mingda Li and the Quantum Measurement Group show a superlattice embedded with nanodots may be immune from dissipating energy to the environment.

08-10-21 | Yuan Cao receives the McMillan Award, the most prestigious award for young condensed matter physicists.

07-26-2021 | Congratulations to Aziza Almanakly, awarded the Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowship for Women.

07-21-2021 | Check out the latest in MIT News and Nature from MIT Prof. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero and the Jarillo-Herrero Lab: Pauli-limit violation and re-entrant superconductivity in moiré graphene, by Yuan Cao, Jeong Min Park, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi & Pablo Jarillo-Herrero.

07-16-2021 | Congratulations to Pai Peng, awarded the prestigious MathWorks PhD Fellowship! He is a member of MIT Prof. Paola Cappellaro’s Quantum Engineering Group.

07-13-2021 | MIT Prof. Dirk Englund and MIT Quantum Photonics Group introduces an algorithm for universal transformations on the modes of a dielectric slab via out-of-plane phase modulation, plus a high-fidelity error correction scheme. Combined, these result in a low-loss, compact alternative to traditional MZI meshes. 

06-24-2021 | Prof. Riccardo Comin and Prof. Mingda Li receive 2021 US Department of Energy early career awards.

6-22-2021 | June 22nd 1:00-3:00 PM EDT: ILP and CQE Webinar: Quantum Computing Opportunities and Challenges.

6-182021 | Physicists bring human-scale object to near standstill, reaching a quantum state.

6-162021 | MIT researchers demonstrate a way to sharply reduce errors in two-qubit gates, a significant advance toward fully realizing quantum computation.

6-8-2021 | QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2021-22.

06-04-2021 | Check out the latest in Nano Lett. from MIT Prof. Paola Cappellaro and the Quantum Engineering Group: “Nanoscale Vector AC Magnetometry with a Single Nitrogen-Vacancy Center in Diamond” by Guoqing Wang, Yi-Xiang Liu, Yuan Zhu, and Paola Cappellaro.

5-192021 | MIT turns “magic” material into versatile electronic devices.

5-6-2021 |Celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Physics of Computation Conference. Experience QC40 with Prof. Peter Shor’s keynote (49:35), and live panel with Prof. Isaac Chaung and Prof. Will Oliver (2:15:30).

4-29-2021 | MIT researchers develop compact on-chip device for detecting electric-field waveforms with attosecond time resolution.

4-14-2021 | Will Oliver awarded 2021 Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship (FRIF)

4-13-2021 | Aziza Almanakly awarded 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

4-1-2021 | Owen Medeiros awarded NDSEG fellowship

4-1-2021 | Emma Batson and Owen Medeiros awarded NSF fellowship

2-11-2021 | Nanowire could provide a stable, easy-to-make superconducting transistor. Inspired by decades-old MIT research, the new technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.

2-1-2021 | Physicists create tunable superconductivity in twisted graphene “nanosandwich.” Structure may reveal conditions needed for high-temperature superconductivity.

1-31 -2021 | CQE Sponsors iQuHACK (interdisciplinary Quantum HACKathon)

1-19-2021 | Electrical engineer William Oliver develops technology to enable reliable quantum computing at scale

01-04-2021 | Nature Physics with MIT Prof. Paola Cappellaro and the Quantum Engineering Group: “Floquet prethermalization in dipolar spin chains” by Pai Peng, Chao Yin, Xiaoyang Huang, Chandrasekhar Ramanathan & Paola Cappellaro.

12-14-2020 | “Universal Nonadiabatic Control of Small-Gap Superconducting Qubits,” published in APS Physical Review

12-10-2020 | Quantum Engineering Explained: MIT News feature with Engineering Quantum Systems Group

10-30-2020 | The Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE) Kick-off Symposium

10-30-2020 | Doc Bedard Fellowship announced with Kyle Debry, Sujit Rao, and Jennifer Wang 2020-2023 fellows and Chris McNally 2019-2022 fellow

10-8-2020 | “Generating spatially entangled itinerant photons with waveguide quantum electrodynamics,” published in Science Advances

9-23-2020 | “Comparison of dielectric loss in titanium nitride and aluminum superconducting resonators” published in Applied Physics Letters

9-3-2020 | “Two-qubit spectroscopy of spatiotemporally correlated quantum noise in superconducting qubits” published in the inaugural issue of PRX Quantum

08-28-2020 | Professor Will Oliver selected to serve on the National Quantum Advisory Committee

08-26-2020 | MIT partners with national labs on two new quantum research centers

08-10-2020 | “Qubit by Qubit” introduces high school students to quantum computing through a week-long summer camp and a year-long course

08-03-2020 | Study finds quantum entanglement could, in principle, give a slight advantage in the game of blackjack

07-29-2020 | “Giant atoms” enable quantum processing and communication in one

07-23-2020 | MIT researchers develop integrated lightwave electronic circuits to detect the phase of ultrafast optical fields

07-08-2020 | MIT engineers develop a hybrid process that connects photonics with “artificial atoms,” to produce the largest quantum chip of its type

06-16-2020 | Remote learning: 6.070, Electronics Project Lab

05-15-2020 | Professor Paola Cappellaro, among leaders, honored as “Committed to Caring.”

05-08-2020 | Peter Shor, 2020 recipient of BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award

04-08-2020 | New “refrigerator” super-cools molecules to nanokelvin temperatures

03-02-2020 | Keysight partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Quantum Engineering to endow the establishment of a new 64-qubit quantum computing lab

02-18-2020 | A new study suggests a path to more efficient error correction, which may help make quantum computers and sensors more practical

02-11-2020 | Quantum Computing @ MIT: The Past, Present, and Future of the Second Revolution in Computing

01-13-2020 | Variational quantum unsampling on a quantum photonic processor

12-12-2019 | Newly synthesized compound of iron and tin atoms in 1-to-1 ratio, “ideal” kagome metal electronic structure

11-28-2019 | Circuit design offers a path to “spintronic” devices that use little electricity and generate practically no heat

11-23-2019 | Megan Yamoah, Billy Woltz, and Francisca Vasconcelos of the Engineering Quantum Systems Group awarded Rhodes Scholarships

05-29-2019 | Senthil Todadri and Xiao-Gang Wen to study highly entangled quantum matter in the Simons Collaboration on Ultra-Quantum Matter

04-26-2019 | Peter Shor wins 2018 Micius Quantum Prize

04-03-2019 | New facilities will keep Lincoln Laboratory at the forefront of advanced prototyping

03-15-2019 | Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields

02-11-2019 | Professor Dirk Englund awarded 2019 Bose Research Fellow Grant for work on “novel electronic fluids for high-speed logic in quantum materials”

01-31-2019 | Technique could boost resolution of tissue imaging as much as tenfold

12-04-2018 | National Academies releases its report, “Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects”

11-08-2018 | Improving materials from the nanoscale up

10-15-2018 | MIT will reshape itself to shape the future, investing $1 billion to address the rapid evolution of computing and AI

10-12-2018 | Center for Theoretical Physics professors earn DOE Quantum Information Science Awards

10-12-2018 | MIT-Germany and the University of Stuttgart extend cooperation

10-04-2018 | Symposium and open house make MIT.nano’s Grand Opening Celebration a memorable day 

09-25-2018 | PhD student David Layden in the Quantum Engineering Group advances ultra-sensitive quantum sensors

09-05-2018 | Scientists find a theoretical optical device may have uses in quantum computing