Scientists at the Center for Quantum Science (CQS) are pursuing research on a broad range of topics in condensed matter, atomic, and optical physics. With researchers specializing in physics, astronomy, and computational and data sciences, CQS fosters interdisciplinary research in several new frontiers of quantum physics.
Center for Quantum Science
Explore New Discoveries at the Subatomic Level
Founded in 2008, CQS supports research into the behavior and interactions of energy and matter at the atomic and subatomic levels. Inspired by innovative discoveries such as Bose-Einstein condensation, graphene, and iron-based superconductors, the Center is expanding its research program and hiring new faculty. Recent advances in the areas of quantum computing, nanoscience, superconductivity, and electromagnetism are among the research topics that CQS plans to expand.
Promising Research in Concepts New and Old
CQS scientists are investigating both established and newly emerging topics . Current and recent studies include:
Electronic properties of quantum dots and transport using the spin of the electron as the carrier (spintronics)
Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of condensed matter
Electromagnetic wave interactions with matter, leading to left-handed materials, which display negative refractive index
Transport properties of graphene and the implications for nanoscience and computer technology
Fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics such as entanglement and decoherence, which relate to applications in quantum computation and quantum memory
For more information about CQS’s research and educational opportunities , contact the co-directors, Michael Summers and Dimitrios Papaconstantopoulos, and visit http://quantum.gmu.edu .