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Published: Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:45pm

A collaboration between the Thompson Lab and Rey’s theory group is exploiting phenomena related to Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST), such as entanglement, to break through previous barriers of quantum precision defined by the Standard Quantum Limit. These advances may transform typical physics laboratories into probes for the most fundamental questions of our universe.

 

The chaos within a black hole scrambles information. Gravity tugs on time in tiny, discrete steps. A phantom-like presence pervades our universe, yet evades detection. These intangible phenomena may seem like mere conjectures of science fiction, but in reality, experimental comprehension is not far, in neither time nor space.

Astronomical advances in quantum simulators and quantum sensors will likely be made within the decade, and the leading experiments for black holes, gravitons, and dark matter will be not in space, but in basements – sitting on tables, in a black room lit only by lasers.

These experiments, generally called quantum precision measurements, are leading the forefront of our fundamental understanding...

Published: Jan 07, 2013

Gold glitters because it is highly reflective, a quality once considered important for precision measurements made with gold-coated probes in...

Published: Dec 19, 2012

The Ye and Bohn groups have made a major advance in the quest to prepare “real-world” molecules at ultracold temperatures. As recently reported in...

Published: Dec 18, 2012

When the Thompson group first demonstrated its innovative “superradiant” laser ...

Published: Dec 12, 2012

The Nesbitt group has figured out the central role of “plasmon resonances” in light-induced emission of electrons from gold or silver...

Published: Dec 07, 2012

Graduate student Ben Knurr and Fellow Mathias Weber have added new insight into a catalytic reaction based on a single gold atom with an extra...

Published: Dec 05, 2012

The world’s most stable optical atomic clock resides in the Ye lab in the basement of JILA’s S-Wing. The strontium-(Sr-)lattice clock is so stable...

Published: Dec 05, 2012

Most scientists think it is really hard to correlate, or entangle, the quantum spin states of many particles in an ultracold gas of fermions....

Published: Nov 29, 2012

The Regal group recently completed a nifty feat that had never been done before: The researchers grabbed onto a single trapped rubidium atom (...

Published: Oct 22, 2012

The Jin and Cornell groups have discovered irrefutable evidence for the contact. The contact appears in ultracold gases under conditions when the...

Published: Oct 18, 2012

Former research associate Antonio Picón, research associate Agnieszka Jaron-Becker, and Fellow Andreas Becker have discovered a way to make the...

Published: Oct 18, 2012

Research associate Bruno Giacomazzo recently studied the effects of magnetic fields and matter on the likelihood that the merger of two black...

Published: Oct 10, 2012

Many neutron stars are surrounded by accretion disks. The disks are often made up of matter pulled in by the neutron star’s gravity from a...

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