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

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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

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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

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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

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Can a quantum strategy help bring down the house?

Study finds quantum entanglement could, in principle, give a slight advantage in the game of blackjack.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 3, 2020 ~8 min

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“Giant atoms” enable quantum processing and communication in one

Researchers devise an on-off system that allows high-fidelity operations and interconnection between processors.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
July 29, 2020 ~7 min

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Scaling up the quantum chip

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

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

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Portable system boosts laser precision, at room temperature

“Light squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 7, 2020 ~8 min

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First sighting of mysterious Majorana fermion on a common metal

Physicists’ discovery could lead to a new family of robust qubits for quantum computing.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 10, 2020 ~9 min

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