Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’
January 18, 2013Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
Proving quantum computers feasible
November 27, 2012With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.
A one-way street for spinning atoms
August 30, 2012Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.
10-year-old problem in theoretical computer science falls
July 31, 2012Interactive proofs — mathematical games that underlie much modern cryptography — work even if players try to use quantum information to cheat.
Single-photon transmitter could enable new quantum devices
July 25, 2012Long-sought goal for quantum devices — the ability to transmit single photons while blocking multiple photons — is finally achieved.
What lies ahead for science and science writing?
March 27, 201210th anniversary of MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing celebrates past, looks to future.
Scott Aaronson wins NSF’s Alan T. Waterman Award
March 8, 2012National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award will help fuel CSAIL researcher’s work.
Paola Cappellaro wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award
February 15, 2012Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering assistant professor is investigating a bottom-up approach to quantum information devices.
Can fluid dynamics offer insights into quantum mechanics?
October 20, 2010Experiments in which fluid droplets mimic the odd behavior of subatomic particles recall an abandoned interpretation of quantum mechanics.