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Published: Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:45pm

A collaboration between the Thompson Lab and Rey’s theory group is exploiting phenomena related to Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST), such as entanglement, to break through previous barriers of quantum precision defined by the Standard Quantum Limit. These advances may transform typical physics laboratories into probes for the most fundamental questions of our universe.

 

The chaos within a black hole scrambles information. Gravity tugs on time in tiny, discrete steps. A phantom-like presence pervades our universe, yet evades detection. These intangible phenomena may seem like mere conjectures of science fiction, but in reality, experimental comprehension is not far, in neither time nor space.

Astronomical advances in quantum simulators and quantum sensors will likely be made within the decade, and the leading experiments for black holes, gravitons, and dark matter will be not in space, but in basements – sitting on tables, in a black room lit only by lasers.

These experiments, generally called quantum precision measurements, are leading the forefront of our fundamental understanding...

Published: Mar 03, 2017

The lovely Crab Nebula was created by a supernova and its spinning-neutron-star remnant known as a pulsar. Pulsar wind nebulae, such as the Crab,...

Published: Mar 02, 2017

The Perkins group continues to extend the performance of its unique Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) technology, revealing for the first time a dozen...

Published: Dec 21, 2016

Research associate Shimon Kolkowitz and his colleagues in the Ye group and Rey theory group have developed a powerful new way to experimentally...

Published: Dec 19, 2016

Deborah Jin, Jun Ye, and their students wrote a review during the summer of 2016 for Nature Physics highlighting the accomplishments and...

Published: Dec 13, 2016

Astrophysicist Jeff Linsky and his colleagues recently created a sophisticated mathematical model of the outer atmosphere of the small M-dwarf...

Published: Dec 12, 2016

The Rey and Ye groups discovered the strange rules of quantum baseball...

Published: Nov 22, 2016

Galaxy mergers routinely occur in our Universe. And, when they take place, it takes years for the supermassive black holes at their centers to...

Published: Nov 21, 2016

Graduate student Mike Thompson of the Weber group wants to understand the basic science of taking carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by...

Published: Nov 11, 2016

For a long time, there’s been a mystery concerning how tiny interactions between individual atoms could lead to really big changes in a whole...

Published: Nov 08, 2016

Fellow Mitch Begelman’s new theory says it’s possible to form stars while a supermassive black hole consumes massive amounts of stellar debris and...

Published: Oct 31, 2016

Far-red fluorescent light emitted from proteins could one day illuminate the inner workings of life. But before that happens, scientists like...

Published: Oct 27, 2016

Using frequency comb spectroscopy, the Ye group has directly observed transient intermediate steps in a chemical reaction that plays a key role in...

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