JILA Research

The wide-ranging interests of our scientists have made JILA one of the nation's leading research institutes in the physical sciences. Our scientists explore some of today's most challenging and fundamental scientific questions about the limits of quantum measurements and technologies, the design of precision optical and X-ray lasers, the fundamental principles underlying the interaction of light and matter, the role of quantum physics in chemistry and biology, and the processes that have governed the evolution of the Universe for nearly 14 billion years. 

Read more about JILA’s eight broad research categories, below.


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Quantum Information Science & Technology

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Atomic & Molecular Physics

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Laser Physics

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Chemical Physics

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Precision Measurement