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02/15/2018 06:59 PM

**Physicists create new form of light**

Newly observed optical state could enable quantum computing with photons.

Newly observed optical state could enable quantum computing with photons.

11/29/2017 06:00 PM

**Scientists demonstrate one of largest quantum simulators yet, with 51 atoms**

New technique manipulates atoms into antiferromagnetic state.

New technique manipulates atoms into antiferromagnetic state.

10/11/2017 08:40 PM

**Grad students earn Department of Energy computational fellowships**

Ahrens, Rathbun, Silmore, and Wei are recognized for tackling complex science and engineering problems of national importance.

Ahrens, Rathbun, Silmore, and Wei are recognized for tackling complex science and engineering problems of national importance.

07/27/2017 06:00 PM

**Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing**

New approach yields long-lasting configurations that could provide long-sought “qubit” material.

New approach yields long-lasting configurations that could provide long-sought “qubit” material.

06/16/2017 07:00 PM

**Toward optical quantum computing**

Prototype device enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature.

Prototype device enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature.

05/26/2017 08:59 AM

**Toward mass-producible quantum computers**

Process for positioning quantum bits in diamond optical circuits could work at large scales.

Process for positioning quantum bits in diamond optical circuits could work at large scales.

05/05/2017 03:59 AM

**Sandwiched between superconductors, graphene adopts exotic electronic states**

Platform may be used to explore avenues for quantum computing.

Platform may be used to explore avenues for quantum computing.

02/27/2017 05:00 AM

**From football to physics**

Zachary Hulcher, Marshall Scholar and offensive lineman, will study high-energy physics in the U.K.

Zachary Hulcher, Marshall Scholar and offensive lineman, will study high-energy physics in the U.K.

11/18/2016 05:00 PM

**Entanglement bonanza**

Relatively simple quantum computers could be much more powerful than previously realized.

Relatively simple quantum computers could be much more powerful than previously realized.

11/03/2016 06:00 PM

**Scientists set traps for atoms with single-particle precision**

Technique may enable large-scale atom arrays for quantum computing.

Technique may enable large-scale atom arrays for quantum computing.

09/15/2016 06:00 PM

**For first time, researchers see individual atoms keep away from each other or bunch up as pairs**

Observations of atomic interactions could help pave way to room-temperature superconductors.

Observations of atomic interactions could help pave way to room-temperature superconductors.

08/08/2016 03:00 PM

**Toward practical quantum computers**

Built-in optics could enable chips that use trapped ions as quantum bits.

Built-in optics could enable chips that use trapped ions as quantum bits.

05/09/2016 08:30 PM

**Researchers find unexpected magnetic effect**

Combining two thin-film materials yields surprising room-temperature magnetism.

Combining two thin-film materials yields surprising room-temperature magnetism.

04/29/2016 09:55 PM

**Research highlight: Jagadeesh Moodera**

Step-by-step, the Moodera Research Group is building the essential knowledge and hardware for next-generation quantum computers.

Step-by-step, the Moodera Research Group is building the essential knowledge and hardware for next-generation quantum computers.

04/06/2016 05:00 PM

**Stabilizing quantum bits**

Feedback technique used on diamond “qubits” could make quantum computing more practical.

Feedback technique used on diamond “qubits” could make quantum computing more practical.

03/03/2016 06:59 PM

**The beginning of the end for encryption schemes?**

New quantum computer, based on five atoms, factors numbers in a scalable way.

New quantum computer, based on five atoms, factors numbers in a scalable way.

02/12/2016 10:05 PM

**Crunching quantum code**

MIT physics graduate student Sagar Vijay co-develops error correction method for quantum computing based on special electronic states called Majorana fermions.

MIT physics graduate student Sagar Vijay co-develops error correction method for quantum computing based on special electronic states called Majorana fermions.

02/03/2016 10:30 PM

**Faculty highlight: Liang Fu**

MIT theoretical physicist’s research bridges abstract math and exotic computing materials.

MIT theoretical physicist’s research bridges abstract math and exotic computing materials.

01/25/2016 10:00 AM

**A new quantum approach to big data**

System for handling massive digital datasets could make impossibly complex problems solvable.

System for handling massive digital datasets could make impossibly complex problems solvable.

12/11/2015 04:00 PM

**3Q: Scott Aaronson on Google’s new quantum-computing paper**

Google experiments suggest that the D-Wave computer exploits quantum phenomena.

Google experiments suggest that the D-Wave computer exploits quantum phenomena.

06/04/2015 05:59 PM

**Vanishing friction**

In tuning friction to the point where it disappears, technique could boost development of nanomachines.

In tuning friction to the point where it disappears, technique could boost development of nanomachines.

05/26/2015 04:00 AM

**Advance in quantum error correction**

Protocol corrects virtually all errors in quantum memory, but requires little measure of quantum states.

Protocol corrects virtually all errors in quantum memory, but requires little measure of quantum states.

03/25/2015 06:00 PM

**Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon**

Result could make atomic clocks more accurate.

Result could make atomic clocks more accurate.

01/29/2015 06:15 PM

**Qubits with staying power**

Technique greatly extends duration of fragile quantum states, pointing toward practical quantum computers.

Technique greatly extends duration of fragile quantum states, pointing toward practical quantum computers.

11/04/2014 06:13 PM

**Doctoral students seek quantum control in Paola Cappellaro’s Quantum Engineering Group**

10/17/2014 04:00 AM

**Superconducting circuits, simplified**

New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips.

New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips.

04/09/2014 05:00 PM

**New ‘switch’ could power quantum computing**

A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters.

A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters.

04/07/2014 04:00 AM

**The complexonaut**

Scott Aaronson travels the far reaches of computational complexity, shaping conventional and quantum computing.

Scott Aaronson travels the far reaches of computational complexity, shaping conventional and quantum computing.

09/30/2013 08:12 PM

**MIT researchers to play key roles in new Center for Integrated Quantum Materials**

Professor Raymond C. Ashoori will serve as co-principal investigator in the Harvard-led effort to develop new devices for quantum computing.

Professor Raymond C. Ashoori will serve as co-principal investigator in the Harvard-led effort to develop new devices for quantum computing.

07/04/2013 10:00 PM

**Researchers build an all-optical transistor**

An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.

An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.

01/18/2013 10:00 AM

**Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’**

Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.

Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.

11/27/2012 10:00 AM

**Proving quantum computers feasible**

With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.

With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.

09/18/2012 08:00 AM

**Watching electrons move at high speed**

New MIT system allows femtosecond-resolution movie of electrons in a topological insulator, a promising new electronic material.

New MIT system allows femtosecond-resolution movie of electrons in a topological insulator, a promising new electronic material.

08/30/2012 08:00 AM

**A one-way street for spinning atoms**

Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.

Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.

07/31/2012 08:00 AM

**10-year-old problem in theoretical computer science falls**

Interactive proofs — mathematical games that underlie much modern cryptography — work even if players try to use quantum information to cheat.

Interactive proofs — mathematical games that underlie much modern cryptography — work even if players try to use quantum information to cheat.

07/25/2012 09:00 PM

**Single-photon transmitter could enable new quantum devices**

Long-sought goal for quantum devices — the ability to transmit single photons while blocking multiple photons — is finally achieved.

Long-sought goal for quantum devices — the ability to transmit single photons while blocking multiple photons — is finally achieved.

03/27/2012 04:59 PM

**What lies ahead for science and science writing?**

10th anniversary of MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing celebrates past, looks to future.

10th anniversary of MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing celebrates past, looks to future.

03/09/2012 02:07 AM

**Scott Aaronson wins NSF’s Alan T. Waterman Award**

National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award will help fuel CSAIL researcher’s work.

National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award will help fuel CSAIL researcher’s work.

02/15/2012 10:02 PM

**Paola Cappellaro wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award**

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering assistant professor is investigating a bottom-up approach to quantum information devices.

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering assistant professor is investigating a bottom-up approach to quantum information devices.

09/09/2011 08:00 AM

**Quantum computing with light**

A switch that lets one photon alter the quantum state of another could point the way to both practical quantum computers and a quantum Internet.

A switch that lets one photon alter the quantum state of another could point the way to both practical quantum computers and a quantum Internet.

06/27/2011 08:00 AM

**Hippie days**

How a handful of countercultural scientists changed the course of physics in the 1970s and helped open up the frontier of quantum information.

How a handful of countercultural scientists changed the course of physics in the 1970s and helped open up the frontier of quantum information.

06/02/2011 08:00 AM

**Long live the qubit!**

The power of quantum computers depends on keeping them in a fragile quantum-mechanical state — which researchers have found a new way to extend.

The power of quantum computers depends on keeping them in a fragile quantum-mechanical state — which researchers have found a new way to extend.

05/03/2011 07:51 PM

**Paola Cappellaro: a quantum engineer on the frontier of knowledge**

Spotlight on Women in Nuclear Science and Engineering

Spotlight on Women in Nuclear Science and Engineering

03/02/2011 10:00 AM

**The quantum singularity**

A new experiment would use quantum effects to perform otherwise intractable calculations, but conducting it should be easier than building a quantum computer.

A new experiment would use quantum effects to perform otherwise intractable calculations, but conducting it should be easier than building a quantum computer.

10/20/2010 08:00 AM

**Can fluid dynamics offer insights into quantum mechanics?**

Experiments in which fluid droplets mimic the odd behavior of subatomic particles recall an abandoned interpretation of quantum mechanics.

Experiments in which fluid droplets mimic the odd behavior of subatomic particles recall an abandoned interpretation of quantum mechanics.

10/09/2009 08:09 AM

**Quantum computing may actually be useful**

A quantum algorithm that solves systems of linear equations could point in a promising new direction.

A quantum algorithm that solves systems of linear equations could point in a promising new direction.