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Columbia’s mix of theoretical scientists, experimentalists, and engineers pursue curiosity-driven basic research into the quantum world, from photons to atoms and molecules to quantum materials and devices.
We're merging scientific disciplines, using state-of-the-art materials synthesis & structures fabrication approaches, and building bespoke instruments to investigate quantum phenomena. Our collaborative efforts across several quantum research themes are beginning to yield new quantum devices with applications in computers, communications, energy, finance, health, and climate.
Quantum Research Themes
Grants, Awards, & Honors
Tanya Zelevinsky Wins the R.B. Bernstein Award
Zelevinsky accepted the award in Stereodynamics of Chemical Reactions at the 2022 Stereodynamics Conference in Crete, Greece, where she presented a talk on photodissociation and high-precision spectroscopy with trapped ultracold molecules.
Columbia Engineer James Hone Wins APS Prize for Work on Graphene
Hone and his co-winners discovered graphene’s “insulating cousin.”
Columbia Chemist Xiaoyang Zhu Wins APS Earle K. Plyler Prize
Zhu is recognized by the American Physical Society for his research on the spectroscopy and dynamics of molecular condensed materials, which he is taking to its quantum frontiers.