Harvard-led physicists create 256-qubit programmable quantum simulator

A Harvard-led team has created a 256-qubit programmable quantum simulator that represents the cutting edge in the world-wide quantum race.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
July 7, 2021 ~6 min

Researchers design new experiments to map and test the quantum realm

Professor Kang-Kuen Ni and her team have collected real experimental data from an unexplored quantum frontier, providing strong evidence of what the theoretical model got right (and wrong) and a roadmap for further exploration into the shadowy next layers of quantum space.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
May 19, 2021 ~7 min

Cracking the case of the missing molecules

When scientists moved from manipulating atoms to messing with molecules, molecules started to disappear from view. Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has figured out why.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

New “refrigerator” super-cools molecules to nanokelvin temperatures

Technique may enable molecule-based quantum computing.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 8, 2020 ~6 min

Ultracold environment offers a first look at a chemical reaction

Harvard researchers have performed the coldest reaction in the known universe by capturing a chemical reaction in its most critical and elusive act.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Dec. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Harvard scientists use optical tweezers to capture ultracold molecules

Using precisely focused lasers that act as “optical tweezers,” Harvard scientists have been able to capture and control individual ultracold molecules – the eventual building-blocks of a quantum computer – and study the collisions between them in more detail than ever before.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Oct. 2, 2019 ~6 min

MIT team creates ultracold molecules | MIT News

At near absolute zero, molecules may start to exhibit exotic states of matter.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 10, 2015 ~13 min