Light used to detect quantum information stored in 100,000 nuclear quantum bits

Researchers have found a way to use light and a single electron to communicate with a cloud of quantum bits and sense their behaviour, making it possible to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 15, 2021 ~5 min

The search for dark matter gets a speed boost from quantum technology

Researchers have found a way to speed up the search for dark matter using technology from quantum computing. By squeezing quantum noise, detectors can now look for axions twice as fast.

Benjamin Brubaker, Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantum Physics, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Feb. 10, 2021 ~9 min

Physicists create tunable superconductivity in twisted graphene “nanosandwich”

Structure may reveal conditions needed for high-temperature superconductivity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

Ultracold atoms reveal a new type of quantum magnetic behavior

The findings may help researchers design “spintronic” devices and novel magnetic materials.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 16, 2020 ~8 min

Hidden symmetry could be key to more robust quantum systems, researchers find

Researchers have found a way to protect highly fragile quantum systems from noise, which could aid in the design and development of new quantum devices, such

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Cracking the secrets of an emerging branch of physics

In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Nov. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Lighting up the ion trap

Fiber optics built into a chip can deliver all the laser light needed to control ions for quantum computing and sensing.

Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Nov. 4, 2020 ~8 min

Generating photons for communication in a quantum computing system

New technique provides a means of interconnection between processors, opening the way to a complete quantum computing platform.

Michaela Jarvis | Research Laboratory of Electronics • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Cosmic rays may soon stymie quantum computing

Building quantum computers underground or designing radiation-proof qubits may be needed, researchers find.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

Major quantum computational breakthrough is shaking up physics and maths

Nobody expected that allowing more communication would make computational problems more reliable.

Ittay Weiss, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth • conversation
Aug. 14, 2020 ~8 min