The critical research thrust leading to the founding of YQI in 2015 is Yale’s leadership in solid state quantum computing, a well-recognized but revolutionary sub-field that has attracted many of the best researchers in theoretical and experimental physics, computer science and applied mathematics.
Our institute is one of the leaders in the development of solid-state quantum bits (qubits) for quantum computing, and the advancement of their performance to practical levels. We created the new field of “circuit quantum electrodynamics,” which allows quantum information to be distributed by microwave signals on wires. Our team has produced many firsts in the field based on these ideas, including the development of a “quantum bus” for information, and the first demonstrations of quantum algorithms and quantum error correction with integrated circuits. The group has been an innovator in high-speed measurement techniques at ultra-low temperatures, and invented numerous devices such as the RF single-electron transistor, the shot noise thermometer, and the transmon qubit.
The institute facilitates research and teaching of quantum science on the Yale campus, and performs outreach in the form of seminars, workshops, and hosting of leading scientists from around the world.
The Yale Quantum Institute is part of the Departments of Applied Physics.