Quantum researchers study systems that harness the rules of the low-energy microscopic world to process information in new ways, distinct from conventional digital logic. The field brings together theorists and experimentalists who study a variety of systems, from neutral atoms and ions to photonic chips and topological materials. Major future applications of quantum information science include quantum computers capable of finding speedy solutions to certain computational problems, machines tailormade for simulating quantum physics and high-precision sensors.


Research Areas

  • Quantum computation, experiment and theory
  • Quantum networks
  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum materials (superconductivity, magnetism, strongly correlated electron physics, and topological matter)
  • Quantum sensors
  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Atomic physics-based precision measurements
  • Strong field physics
  • Bose Einstein condensates and degenerate Fermi gases

Related Centers and Institutes:

Condensed Matter Theory Center

Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics 

Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) 

Joint Quantum Institute

Quantum Materials Center

Quantum Technology Center

Physics Frontiers Center