06 Sep. 2021: Two atom entanglement at and away from a nano-photonic cavity

The latest result from the Harvard team together with Hannes Bernien was published in Science. They demonstrate that two individual atoms can be entangled via a nano-photonic crystal cavity. Subsequently, the atoms can be coherently transported away from the cavity, thereby distributing the entanglement for future…

22 Jul. 2021: Paper: Quantum networking with atom arrays

Are you trying to get fast entanglement rates between two distant quantum processing nodes? In our recent work with the group of Jacob Covey at UIUC we propose a quantum network architecture based on atomic arrays in optical cavities that achieves exactly that. Using multiple atoms in optical cavities we can multiplex…

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!

24 Feb. 2021: Roadmap paper: Quantum interconnects - QuICs

Our article on Quantum Interconnects (QuICs) is published. Similar to their classical counterparts, quantum information technologies will rely on the ability to move quantum information between different quantum systems that serve distinct tasks. In this article we describe the current state of the art of QuICs and…

16 Feb. 2021: Sloan Fellowship

The Sloan Fellowship is awarded to Hannes. “A Sloan Research Fellow is a rising star, plain and simple,” said Adam F. Falk, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “To receive a fellowship is to be told by the scientific community that your achievements as a young scholar are already driving the research…

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!

28 Jul. 2020: IC fellowship awarded to Kevin Singh

Kevin Singh is awarded the prestigious Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. In his research he will use machine learning techniques to improve the control of large quantum systems with applications to quantum sensing. Congratulations, Kevin!

24 Jul. 2020: Atom Telecom Network Node - our first paper!

We published our first paper of the group! Big congrats to Shankar! If you want to find out more on how to build a quantum network node that uses atomic qubits and operates at telecom wavelength, have a look here: Nanophotonic quantum network node with neutral atoms and an integrated telecom interface (New J. Phys. 22…

31 Mar. 2020: Jordan is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Jordan is awarded an NSF GRFP. His research will focus on studying topology in Rydberg atom arrays. This is a huge honor and very well deserved! Congratulations, Jordan!

24 Nov. 2019: Best oral AMO presentation at NSBP! Congrats, Jordan!

Jordan won the Best Student Oral Presentation in Photonics and AMO physics at this year’s NSBP! His talk on “Probing Topological Quantum Systems with Cold Atoms“ was awarded by the committee with the Corning Best Student Oral Presentation award. Congratulations, Jordan!

09 Nov. 2019: MCAW 2019

Great times at the Midwest Cold Atom Workshop. Bernien Lab spent an awesome day at Northwestern University full of interesting talks and great discussions. Big thanks to Tim Kovachy and the folks at Northwestern for putting this event together!

29 Aug. 2019: Farewell Frankie

Frankie finished his three months summer research project in our lab. As a result we are now able to make very versatile light patterns that can be used to trap atoms in flexible geometries, or to write our lab logo in atoms. We wish Frankie a successful continuation of his studies!

29 Aug. 2019: Welcome Samantha

Samantha Lapp from UIUC is joining our lab. Samantha will be working on our Rydberg laser system. We look forward to doing research together and also having fun outside the lab just as we did at the welcome Samantha, farewell Frankie dinner!

18 Mar. 2019: Officially a laser lab

Today Jordan and Shankar switched on the first lasers of our lab. We are now officially a laserlab. Let there be many more lasers in all different colors!