BernienLab @ UChicago

The Bernien lab focuses on finding answers to the questions: How can we scale fully controlled quantum systems from the current few-particle level to many particles and large distances? How can we study the fascinating effects that arise from the increased complexity in these systems? How can these phenomena be utilized for quantum technology?
The lab combines techniques from quantum control and quantum optics with ultracold atoms and nanotechnology in order to develop new ways of engineering large, fully controlled quantum systems and studying the phenomena that arise in such systems.

Check out this lab video to get to know us: BernienLab the movie


22 Sep. 2022: New Horizons in Physics Prize

Hannes wins the New Horizons Prize by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. The prize is awarded “For the development of optical tweezer arrays to realize control of individual atoms for applications in quantum information science, metrology, and molecular physics.” Hannes shares the prize with a fantastic group of…

18 Sep. 2022: South Side Science Festival 2022

The first edition of South Side Science Festival (S3F) took place on Saturday 17 and the BernienLab was excited to participate in science demonstrations, scientific panels and the organization of the event. It was amazing to have more than 2500 visitors from the South Side on campus and communicate science in fun and…

29 Aug. 2022: Mid-circuit correction of correlated phase errors using an array of spectator qubits

In our latest work on the dual-species atom array we show how two atomic qubit arrays can help each other out. We use our cesium atoms as an array of spectator qubits that sense the noise environment and estimate phase errors that are caused by this noise. This information is then used to correct correlated errors in…

01 Mar. 2022: Dual element atom array published in PRX!

We are very excited that our work on large dual-element atom arrays is published in PRX! The article is featured in Physics. If you want to find out more, check out this great news article by Meredith Fore of the CQE.

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