A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters.
April 9, 2014Scott Aaronson travels the far reaches of computational complexity, shaping conventional and quantum computing.
April 7, 2014Professor Raymond C. Ashoori will serve as co-principal investigator in the Harvard-led effort to develop new devices for quantum computing.
September 30, 2013An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.
July 4, 2013Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
January 18, 2013With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.
November 27, 2012New MIT system allows femtosecond-resolution movie of electrons in a topological insulator, a promising new electronic material.
September 18, 2012Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.
August 30, 2012Interactive proofs — mathematical games that underlie much modern cryptography — work even if players try to use quantum information to cheat.
July 31, 2012Long-sought goal for quantum devices — the ability to transmit single photons while blocking multiple photons — is finally achieved.
July 25, 201210th anniversary of MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing celebrates past, looks to future.
March 27, 2012National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award will help fuel CSAIL researcher’s work.
March 8, 2012Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering assistant professor is investigating a bottom-up approach to quantum information devices.
February 15, 2012A switch that lets one photon alter the quantum state of another could point the way to both practical quantum computers and a quantum Internet.
September 9, 2011How a handful of countercultural scientists changed the course of physics in the 1970s and helped open up the frontier of quantum information.
June 27, 2011The power of quantum computers depends on keeping them in a fragile quantum-mechanical state — which researchers have found a new way to extend.
June 2, 2011Spotlight on Women in Nuclear Science and Engineering
May 3, 2011A new experiment would use quantum effects to perform otherwise intractable calculations, but conducting it should be easier than building a quantum computer.
March 2, 2011Experiments in which fluid droplets mimic the odd behavior of subatomic particles recall an abandoned interpretation of quantum mechanics.
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