May 2023 News

Congratulations to Xu Xiao!

Xu Xiao successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled, ” Diagrammatic Method to Compute the Effective Hamiltonian of Driven Nonlinear” on May 18thCongratulations!

Thesis Advisor: Michel Devoret

Senior Research Presentations - Spring 2023

Congratulations to the seven undergrads who successfully presented their senior research projects under supervision of Prof. Dan Prober, DUS.

  • M. Bambrick-Santoyo, Advisor: Prof. He
  • J. Giampalmo, Advisor: Prof. Schoelkopf
  • S. Grewal, Advisor: Prof. Winter 
  • G. Morrisey, Advisor: Prof. Devoret
  • C. Newsom, Advisor: Dr. Szymkowiak  
  • A. Scarola, Advisor: Prof. Devoret 
  • N. Wilmerding, Advisor: Prof. O’Hern
Innovators and educators: At Yale, cleanroom staff make research possible

Inside the Becton Engineering and Applied Science Center on Prospect Street, in a fifth-floor space known as the university cleanroom, researchers from across Yale build small devices like qubits and microchips, circuits to manipulate or detect light, and microfluidics that hold tiny amounts of liquid for biological sequencing. Inside this facility, an array of advanced machines enables each step of the process, from design and fabrication to replication and testing.

But perhaps what is not found in the lab is as important as what is.  It’s critical that the cleanroom be kept free of particles that might otherwise compromise the field-leading research being done here.

Full article @ YaleNews.

Yale, UConn propose a ‘quantum corridor’ for new tech, jobs in Connecticut

Yale and the University of Connecticut will use a $1 million planning grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to formally propose Connecticut as a regional hub for quantum-related research, technologies, and jobs.

The grant, announced May 11, is part of the NSF Engines program, a national effort to turn cutting-edge research into new technologies that create jobs and promote economic growth. Congress authorized the program last year in the CHIPS and Science Act. Yale and UConn will use the grant to develop plans for nurturing new quantum-related companies, identify ways quantum research can help existing companies, and train a new workforce for quantum manufacturing jobs.

Sohrab Ismail-Beigi named Strathcona Professor at SEAS

Sohrab Ismail-Beigi, who has done pioneering work in the fields of theoretical physics and materials innovation, was recently appointed the Strathcona Professor of Applied Physics and professor of Physics and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, effective immediately.

Full article @ YaleNews.

Strings of magnetic energy shown to flex, wiggle, and reconnect

A multi-institutional team exploring the physics of collective behavior has developed and measured a model nanomagnetic array in which the behavior can be best understood as that of a set of wiggling strings. The strings, which are composed of connected points of high energy among the lattice, can stretch and shrink, but also reconnect. What makes these strings special is that they are limited to certain endpoints and must connect to those endpoints in particular ways. These constraints on the strings’ behavior are an example of what physicists call topological behavior, which is related to a wide range of topics from the shape of a donut to how electrons travel through certain cutting-edge semiconductors. The results were recently published in a paper in Science.

Michel Devoret elected to National Academy of Sciences

Michel Devoret, the F.W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, together with two Yale affiliates have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Read full article at YaleNews