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


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.

10 Dec. 2021: Maria Lastra Excellence in Mentoring award

Kevin has been awarded the 2021 Maria Lastra Excellence in Mentoring award! The prize recognizes Kevin’s as being an outstanding mentor and role model who is always there to help and give advice. BernienLab thanks Kevin for his great contributions!

16 Nov. 2021: Hannes awarded Highly Cited Researcher 2021

Hannes was recognized as a Highly Cited Research 2021 by Web of Science. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where…

21 Oct. 2021: Dual-element atom array!!

We are excited to share our recent results on our dual-element atom array on the arXiv. These arrays consist of individually trapped rubidium (blue) and cesium atoms (yellow) with up to 512 trapping sites. We have individual control over each atomic element and can place them in arbitrary two-dimensional arrays. In the…

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