Uncovering the hidden “noise” that can kill qubits

New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 16, 2019 ~8 min

Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time

Observation of the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm Effect, predicted decades ago, may offer step toward fault-tolerant quantum computers.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 5, 2019 ~6 min

A single-photon source you can make at home

Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging.

Daniel Darling | Department of Biological Engineering • mit
Aug. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Ultra-Quantum Matter research gets $8 million boost

MIT’s Senthil Todadri and Xiao-Gang Wen will study highly entangled quantum matter in a collaboration supported by the Simons Foundation.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science • mit
May 29, 2019 ~5 min

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing

New dual-cavity design emits more single photons that can carry quantum information at room temperature.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
May 14, 2019 ~7 min

Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields

MIT researchers find a new way to make nanoscale measurements of fields in more than one dimension.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 15, 2019 ~7 min

Securing the “internet of things” in the quantum age

Efficient chip enables low-power devices to run today’s toughest quantum encryption schemes.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 1, 2019 ~8 min

Bose grants for 2018 fund research at the frontier of discovery

The prestigious awards are supporting five innovative projects that challenge established norms and have the potential to be world-changing.

Resource Development • mit
Feb. 11, 2019 ~14 min

Technique could boost resolution of tissue imaging as much as tenfold

Approach developed by MIT engineers surmounts longstanding problem of light scattering within biological tissue and other complex materials.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent • mit
Jan. 31, 2019 ~6 min

Physicists record “lifetime” of graphene qubits

First measurement of its kind could provide stepping stone to practical quantum computing.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 31, 2018 ~8 min