News archive - September 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Are weak values quantum? Don't bet on it.

Diagram of pre-selection on heads and post-selection on tails of 100 flipped coins

New work asserts that a key technique used to probe quantum systems may not be so quantum after all, according to postdoctoral researcher Joshua Combes and his colleague Christopher Ferrie.

Over the past 20 years, a strange idea called a “weak value” has taken root in quantum information science.

Monday, September 22, 2014

IQC signs new memoradum of understanding with KIST

Feridun Hamdullahpur and Korean delegates signing a memorandum of understanding

Today the Institute for Quantum Computing signed a new agreement with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) to expand research partnerships in the field of quantum information science.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Thomas Jennewein's lab at the Institute for Quantum Computing

From NIST Tech Beat: September 15, 2014

Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A new way to look at the building blocks of nature

A 2D MRI image

Raffi Budakian has invented a new way to examine microscopic phenomena. He designs and builds ultra-sensitive detection instruments that allow us to look at nature in fundamentally new ways.

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