California Institute for Quantum Emulation

UCLA will be part of a five-campus effort in quantum simulation known as the California Institute for Quantum Emulation.  Along with the groups led by David Weld (UCSB), Sid Parameswaran (UCI), Dan Stamper-Kurn (UC Berkeley), Congjun Wu (UCSD), Julio Barreiro (UCSD), and Joel Moore (UC Berkeley), we will be working to understand some of the most complex quantum phenomena in physics, known as quantum many-body systems.  This joint theory/experiment effort will be using well-controlled atomic camples to emulate strongly-coupled quantum phenomena on a microscopic level.  This institute is being supported though the UC President’s Research Catalyst Awards, and the California Nanosystems Institute.