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.


08 Mar. 2021: BernienLab the movie

We made a movie to introduce the lab for the visiting days 2021. Watch how the BernienLab embarks on adventures to unravel nature’s greatest mysteries. Enjoy!

29 Oct. 2020: International Quantum Technology Young Scientist Award

Hannes has received the inaugural IOP Publishing’s International Quantum Technology Young Scientist Award, which acknowledges scientists with significant achievements and exceptional promise for future contributions in the field. He was nominated for the development of methods to control quantum systems over long…

23 Oct. 2020: An award winning vacuum chamber

Kevin’s photo of our new vacuum chamber won the second place in the NEXTorr photo competition by SAES. Among many beautiful cold atom setups the community got to vote for the nicest looking chamber. The award, a hefty dicount on our next pump, will help us to build our quantum network node setup.

11 Oct. 2020: Welcome to our new graduate student Shraddha!

Shraddha Anand is joing the Bernien Lab! Shraddha did her undergraduate studies at Stanford University and worked together with Hideo Mabuchi. She will join the atom array experiment. We look forward to lots of exciting research and fun in the lab. Welcome Shraddha!

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