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September 3, 2020
On August 17, 2020, Willliam Sweeney successfully defended his thesis, “Electromagnetic Eigenvalue Problems and Nonhermitian Effects in Linear and Saturable Scattering” (...
On grid: oscillator grid states have been used to do quantum error correction in a superconducting qubit. (Courtesy: Shutterstock/Dmitriy-Rybin)
August 31, 2020
Physics World (August 27, 2020), “Quantum error correction achieved using oscillator grid states” A practical implementation of a quantum error-correction protocol first...
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August 31, 2020
from Yale Daily News (August, 31, 2020), “Physics labs send remote learning kits” by Giovanna Truong. Over the summer, physics senior lecturer Sidney Cahn purchased hundreds...
August 28, 2020
On August 25, 2020, Mengzhen Zhang successfully defended his thesis, “Properties and Applications of Gaussian Processes” (Advisor: A. Douglas Stone). Zhang explained “Quantum...
August 28, 2020
Welcome to Yuan Xin who comes to us as the inaugural Mossman Fellow working with the Particle Theory Group (mostly Witold Skiba and David Poland). The goal of his research is...
August 26, 2020
from Yale News (August 26, 2020), “Yale scientists to help lead national quantum center” by Jim Shelton Yale will play a major role in a new, national center for quantum...
In this stationary image, viewers should see the circles rotating in different directions. The effect is particularly pronounced when the viewer’s eyes move or blink. (Illusion credit to A. Kitaoka; illustrated by R. Tanaka)
August 25, 2020
Optical illusions explained in a fly’s eyes Why people perceive motion in some static images has mystified not only those who view these optical illusions but neuroscientists...