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
Columbia theoretical physicists Boris Altshuler & Igor Aleiner have been awarded the 2022 Lars Onsager Prize from the American Physical Society for their foundational work on many-body localization.
The theoretical computer scientist will use the award to push the boundaries of quantum information science.
One of 20 early-career researchers selected for the fellowship, Asenjo-Garcia is exploring how light and matter interact at the quantum level.