The Yale Quantum Institute in the News

Yale News

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Yale scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it from one form to another, all inside a single, integrated chip. The device allows a superconducting artificial atom — a qubit — to exchange energy and quantum information with a...
Michel Devoret, Martha W Lewis and Florian Carle in front of YQI display case

New Haven Independant

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
They stood beside a sparkling display case holding folded and inked paper in organic-looking crumples, side by side with a small rectangle of superconducting aluminum that knows how to catch a single photon and once did.

Wired

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
A few yards from the stockpile of La Croix in the warehouse space behind startup Rigetti Computing’s offices in Fremont, California, sits a machine like a steampunk illustration made real. Its steel chambers are studded with bolts, handles, and circular ports. But this monster is powered by...

Bloomberg Markets

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Teams at startups, universities,  government labs, and companies like IBM are racing to build computers that could potentially solve some problems that are now intractable.

Physics APS - September 16, 2016

A new device that can potentially be scaled up for quantum computing converts visible light to infrared light suitable for fiber-optic transmission without destroying the light’s quantum state.    

Yale SEAS News - September 21, 2016

Go to a particular spot outside the Oyster Bar in New York’s Grand Central Terminal, and murmur very softly into the corner. Dozens of feet away, you can still be heard clearly.It’s known as a whispering gallery, a phenomenon in which sound waves of certain frequencies travel along curved surfaces...

Nature 541 - January 3, 2017

Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines. Quantum computing has long seemed like one of those technologies that are 20 years away, and always will be. But 2017 could be the year that the field sheds its research-only image.

Yale News - July 25, 2016

Yale physicists have created something similar to a Moebius strip of moving energy between two vibrating objects, opening the door to novel forms of control over waves in acoustics, laser optics, and quantum mechanics. The discovery also demonstrates that a century-old physics theorem offers much...

EE Times - Januray 7, 2017

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Today only a single company — D-Wave Systems — produces a commercial quantum computer, and even D-Wave admits its latest “2X” is no substitute for a supercomputer (except for a small set of optimization tasks). Within five years, however, all that may be changed.

The Economist - March 9, 2017

After decades as laboratory curiosities, some of quantum physics’ oddest effects are beginning to be put to use, says Jason Palmer