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Mikhail Lukin and team discover new approach may help clear hurdle to large-scale quantum computing

April 29, 2022

HQI Co-director, Mikhail Lukin, along with research team, which includes collaborators from QuEra Computing, MIT, and the University of Innsbruck, have developed a new approach for processing quantum information that allows them to dynamically change the layout of atoms in their system by moving and connecting them with each other in the midst of computation. Read more on the discovery...

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HQI Co-Director, Mikhail Lukin and MPHQ postdoc Fellow Giulia Semeghini discover new state of matter

December 2, 2021

HQI Co-director, Mikhail Lukin and lead researcher, MPHQ Postdoctoral Fellow, Giulia Semeghini, discover a new, never-before-seen state of matter - the quantum spin liquid. To find out more about the research and the discovery visit here.

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HQI Co-director Mikhail Lukin awarded 2022 Norman F. Ramsey Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, and in Precision Tests of Fundamental Laws and Symmetries

October 20, 2021

HQI Co-director Mikhail Lukin is the receipient of the  2022 Norman F. Ramsey Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, and in Precision Tests of Fundamental Laws and Symmetries. The American Physical Society (APS) Fellow received this prize "for contributions to quantum information science, sensing, and physics, including the development of Rydberg atom-based quantum simulators."

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MPHQ Member, Prof. Eugene Demler, wins a 2021 Simons Investigator award

July 12, 2021
MPHQ Member, Prof. Eugene Demler, has won a 2021 Simons Investigator award. "The intent of the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science programs is to support outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists." To learn more about this prestigious award and the research of awardees, please visit the ... Read more about MPHQ Member, Prof. Eugene Demler, wins a 2021 Simons Investigator award

MPHQ researchers Markus Greiner and Mikhail Lukin lead team to develop 256 bit quantum simulator

July 8, 2021
A team of physicists, led by MPHQ Co-director Prof. Markus Greiner and MPHQ PI Mikhail Lukin, from the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms and other universities has developed a special type of quantum computer known as a programmable quantum simulator capable of operating with 256 quantum bits, or “qubits.” Read more about the remarkable development... Read more about MPHQ researchers Markus Greiner and Mikhail Lukin lead team to develop 256 bit quantum simulator

Prof. Kang Kuen Ni and her lab extent the life of a dipolar molecule

April 7, 2021
Prof. Ni and her team, including MPHQ postdoc, Will Cairncross, report an extended lifetime of a sodium cesium molecule created in their lab by controlling all the degrees of freedom (including its motion) of an individual dipolar molecule for the first time. Read more about their preveious invention and the findings of her current work with the molecule here. Read more about Prof. Kang Kuen Ni and her lab extent the life of a dipolar molecule

HQI Co-Director Mikhail Lukin named recipient of 2021OSA Awards

February 16, 2021
The Optical Society has named 17 recipients of the 2021 OSA awards and medals. Prof. Lukin received the award  "for his pioneering theoretical and experimental contributions to quantum nonlinear optics and quantum information science and technology, and for the development and application of nanoscale quantum systems for sensing." To read more about the Optical Society's announcements, please visit... Read more about HQI Co-Director Mikhail Lukin named recipient of 2021OSA Awards