Rudolf Grimm and Tilman Esslinger

Experimental physicist Rudolf Grimm received the BEC Senior Award 2021 last weekend for his groundbreaking work in the field of quantum gases. This award for outstanding achievements in the field of Bose-Einstein condensation was presented at an international conference on quantum gases in Spain.

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Quantum computers become ever more powerful, but how can we be sure that the answers they return are accurate? A team of physicists from Vienna, Innsbruck, Oxford, and Singapore solves this problem by letting quantum computers check each other.

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Credit: Harald Ritsch

Quantum matter can be solid and fluid at the same time – a situation known as supersolidity. Researchers led by Francesca Ferlaino have now created for the first time this fascinating property along two dimensions. They now report in the journal Nature on the realization of supersolidity along two axes of an ultracold quantum gas. The experiment offers many possibilities for further investigation of this exotic state of matter.

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Illustration: Marc Montagut

Only recently researchers have levitated and cooled nanoparticles into the quantum regime. An Austrian research team led by Oriol Romero-Isart now proposes a way to harness the quantum properties of such particles before they lose them due to decoherence. To this end, the wave function of the particle is repeatedly expanded and compressed in a loop.

Read more …Quantum particles: Pulled and compressed

Illustration: Harald Ritsch

Researchers led by Peter Zoller have developed a method to make previously hardly accessible properties in quantum systems measurable. The new method for determining the quantum state in quantum simulators reduces the number of necessary measurements and makes work with quantum simulators much more efficient.

Read more …Quantum simulation: Measurement of entanglement made easier