The Yale Quantum Institute in the News

Science Friday - NPR

Friday, June 7, 2019
The “spooky physics” of the quantum world has long been marked by two key ideas: the idea of superposition, meaning that a quantum particle can exist in multiple states simultaneously, and the idea of randomness, meaning that it’s impossible to predict when certain quantum transitions will take...

Quanta Magazine

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
An experiment caught a quantum system in the middle of a jump — something the originators of quantum mechanics assumed was impossible.

Yale News

Monday, June 3, 2019
Yale researchers have figured out how to catch and save Schrödinger’s famous cat, the symbol of quantum superposition and unpredictability, by anticipating its jumps and acting in real time to save it from proverbial doom. In the process, they overturn years of cornerstone dogma in quantum physics...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Quantum optomechanical effects have been observed for the first time using a liquid—superfluid helium—confined in an optical cavity.


Thursday, February 28, 2019
Quantum computers require controlled encoding to protect computations from environmental noise. Two experiments have achieved such encoding using what are known as infinite-dimensional quantum systems.

Yale News

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
One of the key concepts in quantum physics is entanglement, in which two or more quantum systems become so inextricably linked that their collective state can’t be determined by observing each element individually. Now Yale researchers have developed a “universal entangler” that can link a variety...

Yale News

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Nir Navon, YQI Member and Assistant Professor of Physics, and four other Yale faculty members have been awarded a $70,000 Sloan Research Fellowship to advance their work. This year 126 U.S. and Canadian early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising...

Yale News

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Composer and current Yale Quantum Institute (YQI) artist-in-residence Spencer Topel will discuss how site-specificity, notably in architecture, is inherently linked to experiential art installations — and how this informs his practice as a sound artist — in a talk on Thursday, Feb. 28. The event,...

Yale News

Monday, January 28, 2019
The most important thing is to believe in your students. Once you believe that all students can succeed, and that it is worth your time to help them succeed, everything else is a detail,” said Andrew Houck, professor of electrical engineering and principal investigator in the Houck Lab for Quantum...

WTNH News 8

Thursday, January 24, 2019
An economic boost has been brought to the New Haven area. A grand opening was held on Thursday morning for Quantum Circuits Lab in Science Park. Governor Ned Lamont was among the dignitaries on hand for it.  Quantum’s engineers and scientists will work to develop computers that could someday be...