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JQI and PFC scientists go places. They travel around the world to talk about quantum information. JQI graduate students and postdoctoral scientists move on to other institutions, often expanding quantum research. Read about this and more in People News. To submit items, email

May 10, 2013 | PFC | People News

Rajibul Islam awarded Distinguished Dissertation Award

Rajibul Islam was recently awarded UMDs Distinguished Dissertation Award for his thesis work on quantum magnetism with ions in Chris Monroe's Trapped Ion Quantum Information group.

May 8, 2013 | People News

Galitski to Receive a Simons Foundation Award

JQI fellow and University of Maryland physics professor Victor Galitski, has been awarded a Simons Foundation Investigator grant, entailing a million-dollar unrestricted research fund to be used over a ten-year period.

May 8, 2013 | People News

NOVA TV Show visits JQI Lab

A production crew from the NOVA TV show visited Chris Monroe's JQI lab on May 7, 2013.  The focus of the filmed interview was the subject of quantum teleportation.

April 1, 2013 | People News

Happy Pi Day

Work hard, play hard. That's what they say. Researchers from JQI went out for a little fun in Laurel. Check out the gallery to relive the fun of curling! (Photos courtesy of Trey Porto)

April 1, 2013 | People News

Outside the classroom

Burkley Patterson is a UMD undergraduate who works in Luis Orozco's research group. Recently, he co-authored a paper that appeared in the open access publication New Journal of Physics. The paper is titled "Control of conditional quantum beats in cavity QED: amplitude decoherence and phase shifts." Visit this link to see a video abstract with co-authors A D Cimmarusti, C A Schroeder, and Patterson.

March 19, 2013 | People News

Sigma Xi Poster Presentations

In early March, the NIST chapter of Sigma Xi held the 20th annual postdoc poster presentation. JQI/NIST postdoc Matthew Beeler, who works for Ian Spielman, received first prize. He presented results on the spin Hall effect in a BEC. Charles Clark's post doc Ryan Wilson earned second prize in the same category: Physics, Engineering and Mathematics. His poster focused on dipolar interactions in BEC. For more information on the event visit Sigma Xi's site.

JQI Papers at March APS
March 15, 2013 | People News

JQI Papers at March APS

Roughly 40 papers are being given by speakers from the Joint Quantum Institute, many with support from the PFC. In this article we present summaries of a few of them.

Galitski Book
March 11, 2013 | People News

Seven Hundred Quantum Problems

JQI fellow and University of Maryland physics professor Victor Galitski, Jr. has just published a majesterial book called Exploring Quantum Mechanics. To be exact, the book has several additional authors: Victor Galitski (professor Galitski’s grandfather), Boris Karnakov, and Vladimir Kogan. The book consists of 700 problems in quantum mechanics along with worked-out answers. The problems have been collected over about 60 years, first by the lead author, the late Prof. Victor Galitski, Sr. Over the years, new problems were added and the material polished by Prof. Boris Karnakov.

1932 Was a Wonderful Year
March 4, 2013 | People News

1932 Was a Wonderful Year

NIST Fellows Joseph Reader and Charles Clark (who is also JQI co-director) have published an article in the March 2013 issue of Physics Today, the membership magazine of the American Institute of Physics with a circulation of 120,000.

February 27, 2013 | People News

Phil Schewe's book published

Phil Schewe has recently completed another book--this time on Freeman Dyson. He previously authored "The Grid: A journey through the heart of our electrified world," as well as plays. He credits James Joyce's "Odysses" with turning him to writing. The Dyson biography, released earlier this week, was reviewed by Nature