Quantum science is one of five top priority areas identified by Yale University’s Science Strategy. Yale’s Wright Lab is exploring the applications of quantum science and sensing to tests of fundamental physics. This workshop brings together researchers from Wright Lab, along with keynote speaker Dmitry Budker (Helmholtz Institute Mainz at Johannes Gutenberg University and University of California, Berkeley), to discuss their work and future opportunities in this field.
For the kick off of Quantum Week at Yale, we invite you to come watch the 2013 indie thriller Coherence (trailer here) on Yale's brand new screen: Alice Cinema. Based on quantum mechanics principle, a simple house dinner party between friends takes a drastic turn when the Halley’s Comet collapses the superposition of states of the house itself... YQI manager Florian Carle will give a brief introduction/commentary on how quantum physics is used as an effective plot to increase the tension at this dinner party!
The Quantum Coalition, composed of Yale and Stanford undergraduate students, return for the 2022 QCHack: 24h to solve in teams or solo problems with quantum computers! The QC Hack will be preceded by a week of tutorials starting on Monday April 4 at 2 pm
Full schedule and registration at quantumcoalition.io
Join us for a guided tour the quantum laboratories in Becton Center and see the superconducting qubits and the dilution fridges.
Technical seminar given by Jahan Claes, graduate student in the Schoelkopf Lab on his research.
A selection of rare books and manuscripts from 1511 to the Twentieth Century from the collections of the Beinecke Library. Featured authors include Galileo, Newton, Gibbs, Einstein, Heisenberg, Planck, and Bohr.
The Yale Physics Department presents a Physics Club talk given by Jun Ye from JILA. Precise engineering of quantum states of matter and innovative laser technology are revolutionizing the performance of atomic clocks and metrology, providing new opportunities to explore emerging phenomena, test fundamental symmetry, and search for new physics. I will highlight recent work where the gravitation red shift within a single atomic ensemble is measured at the 2 x 10-20 level.
Have you had difficulty locating information about private and venture-backed companies needed for a job interview? Are you frustrated when you hit a paywall after locating the perfect market research report on the web? This workshop, which is aimed at users who do not have a formal business background, will briefly introduce resources at Yale for finding company intelligence and market research from major industry analysts such as PitchBook, PrivCo, CB Insights, BCC Research and MarketResearch.com.
Participants will utilize the research guide for innovation and entrepreneurship to locate companies and market research related to quantum, and understand how to find intelligence on private and venture-backed companies.
In this session, undergraduate and graduate students from across Yale University will discuss the brand-new startup ecosystem in quantum computing and the many different roles available (AI, chemistry, computer science, materials, math, philosophy, physics, finance) now and in the near future. In a field that is transitioning from a playground for just physicists into one needing more interdisciplinary efforts, tech evangelist Matt Hooper and special guests will guide participants to the opportunities that are opening up for young scientists and all others who are not scared of bringing new ideas to this field from outside this community.
What are the global implications of recent breakthroughs in both the theory and practice of quantum science? What are the potential roadmaps and notional timelines for the development of these emerging technologies? Will these advances strengthen cooperation or heighten the prospects of competition and conflict among nations?
Dr. Mark Ritter is Chair of IBM’s Physical Sciences Council a widely recognized national leader and an active advocate of quantum science. He is a member of the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee and served on the first governing board of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C). Dr. Ritter was the recipient of the 1982 American Physical Society Apker Award for his work on the optical and magnetic properties of solids. He received M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from Yale University in 1987.
The talk will be moderated by Steven Girvin, Yale’s Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Member of the Co-Design Center for Quantum Advantage, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Did you know Badger, the dilution refrigerator which hosted the world’s first demonstration of two-qubit algorithms with a superconducting quantum processor in 2009, is here at Yale? As technology goes from Research & Development to mass production, how do we preserve the historical memory and ephemera once the innovator moves on: the researcher graduates, changes institutions, or retires, and the delocalization of the industry?
Join Florian Carle, manager at Yale Quantum Institute (YQI) and inaugural YQI Artist in Residence Martha W. Lewis in this Session to discuss the best practices in conservation, archiving, and exhibiting the history and advancements of technology. Everyone is welcome, from Artists, digital humanists, archivists, conservationists, historians to scientists, to brainstorm how one removes themselves and their biases from record keeping.
Artists and scientists with a Yale affiliation are invited to participate in the second annual competition for teams of artists and scientists to collaborate and create a conceptual model of a quantum concept (to be revealed at the start of the competition) and realize it in either two- or three-dimensional format using materials provided for the competition.
In the late 1990s a small revolution started in New Haven. Experimentalists and theorists at Yale started to focus their attention on quantum mechanics to leverage its properties to build a new type of computer that could, in theory, overpower any of the current computers. After a decade of hard work and several technological breakthroughs, these researchers ran in 2009 the world’s first demonstration of two-qubit algorithms with a superconducting quantum processor inside a dilution refrigerator called Badger.
With this exhibition, we hope to show you what an incredible set of achievements this is. Scattered around the room are cavities, qubits, and substrates (the nuts and bolts of quantum architecture), all invented and handcrafted in New Haven by generations of researchers. The handcrafted nature of each device gives individual fridges a unique look, function, and characteristics, which prompted YQI Artist-in-Residence Martha Willette Lewis to create “fridge portraits” of these chilly mechanisms. For over 20 years, researchers in New Haven have built strong, meaningful relationships with their machines. Each fridge has a unique name, function, and story that we invite you to discover here.
Register here to attend the opening.
The show will be on display until September 16, 2022.
Come join us in this hands-on experience where you can use our software tool to create your own quantum interference patterns. This session will be highly interactive. Don’t forget to ask us about how we generate the visualizations with Feynman-path simulators running in the cloud.
The Yale Quantum Institute Distinguished Lecturer recognizes a researcher whose work significantly advances quantum science, with emphasis on the areas of mesoscopic physics, nanoscience, quantum information, quantum computing and related theoretical and mathematical topics. For the 2021 Prize, YQI welcomes Nathan Wiebe from the University of Washington.
Come celebrate World Quantum Day with the release of album “Quantum Sound” with a 30-minute synchronized light show on the facade of 17 Hillhouse avenue, home of the Yale Quantum Institute.
“Quantum Sound” is the recording of a live performance where Spencer Topel (sound artist and composer) and Kyle Serniak & Luke Burkhart (quantum researchers) who used superconducting quantum devices as physical synthesizers to create a set of experimental noise music! The album will be available on all the streaming platforms (Pre-save on Spotify here) and you will be able to pre-order the vinyl version.
The giant LED panel gets a quantum makeover!
Recommended readings from members of Yale Quantum Institute and librarians. The selections aim to make the subject accessible and to demonstrate the range of library collections in quantum and related fields. Feel free to borrow books on display. We have more! The book display is located at the front of the Bass Library from the Thain Café entrance on Cross Campus.
An online display of resources for quantum research.
YQI events coordinator Racquel Miller displays some of her jewelry pieces inspired by the hardware of superconductive computers. Some of her pieces are free formed with wire by twisting, wrapping, and swirling in different directions focusing on a central point, not unlike the quantum researchers handcrafting their experiments. It is a piece of wearable art which represent the smaller things that we are made of and the larger picture that we are a part of. It is to encourage you to think about your place in the world and the influence you have or receive by your surroundings.
Peruse some examples of how artists and performers have been inspired by quantum concepts, and science in general, in a book display at the Arts Library.
In collaboration with Marx Science and Social Science Library, the exhibit celebrates Yale University’s achievements in advancing our fundamental understanding of quantum science and engineering and turning quantum physics into practical technologies. Viewers will discover profiles of quantum researchers, highlights of faculty authored books, illustrations of fundamental instruments and equipment, and entrepreneurial ventures.
Visit the online exhibition here.
Building quantum technology requires a lot of people with different backgrounds (physicists, electrical engineers, computer scientists, software engineers, chemists, …) and it can be overwhelming to consider a career in quantum science and information.
This series of 5 public virtual professional development panels (College, Graduate School, Faculty Positions, Start-ups, and Industry) dedicated to share information on careers in the field of quantum science and information, from College t, allows to learn from students and researchers in the field what it is like to work in quantum science and get advice on navigating the various pathways.