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September 13, 2023
Robust navigation is both critical for survival and dauntingly complex: Think of the speed and agility of an airborne fly.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Itai Cohen
, professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, will use the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to study how the brain forms a coherent representation from multisensory information, corrects for errors from perturbations and generates robust behaviors.
September 6, 2023
“Measuring the position of a quantum particle changes its momentum and vice versa. Similarly, for qubits there are quantities which change one another when they are measured. We find that certain random sequences of these incompatible measurements lead to the formation of a quantum spin-glass,” said Erich Mueller
, professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S). “One implication of our work is that some types of information are automatically protected in quantum algorithms which share the features of our model.”
August 30, 2023
Applications for the Kavli 2023 Experimental Postdoctoral Fellowships are now open! The deadline is October 14th, 2023.
Emergent spacetime from generalized free fields
Title: Quantum Simulation of Many Body Systems: Time Evolution and Response Functions
Title: Phase transitions out of quantum Hall states in moire bilayers