The Yale Quantum Institute in the News

MIT Tech Review

Friday, September 13, 2019
A startup called Quantum Circuits is networking mini quantum devices together to create computers it will claims will be easier to scale up than rival machines. Visit any startup or university lab where quantum computers are being built, and it’s like entering a time warp to the 1960s—the heyday of...

Yale News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Award-winning science writer Rowan Jacobsen will present a talk titled “The Nature of Nature — What Happens When We Start Engineering the Wild?” on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public; tickets are available here.

Quanta Magazine

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Imagine if all our scientific theories and models told us only about averages: if the best weather forecasts could only give you the average daily amount of rain expected over the next month, or if astronomers could only predict the average time between solar eclipses.

PBS Nova

Friday, June 21, 2019
At the core of quantum computing is the qubit. The best ones have a few defining traits, and scientists are looking to everything from lasers to Russian diamonds to help refine the best qubits for the next generation of quantum computing. In the world of quantum computing, diamonds might be an...

Yale News

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Here’s a little-known fact about quantum computing: It sounds remarkably warm.

Notes from Woodbridge Hall

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
This year I will celebrate my thirty-eighth year as a New Haven resident. I have seen many exciting changes come to the Elm City, including wonderful restaurants, stores, and arts and cultural opportunities. In recent years, a number of entrepreneurs have recognized what many of us have long known—...

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.