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William Morong


AlumniPostdoctoral Researcher

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2251 Atlantic Building College Park, MD 20742 United States

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  • An artist's depiction of an array of atomic ions controlled by lasers

    In a Smooth Move, Ions Ditch Disorder and Keep Their Memories

    December 20, 2021

    Scientists have found a new way to create disturbances that do not fade away. Instead of relying on disorder to freeze things in place, they tipped a quantum container to one side—a trick that is easier to conjure in the lab. A collaboration between the experimental group of College Park Professor Christopher Monroe and the theoretical group of JQI Fellow Alexey Gorshkov, who is also a Fellow of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science, has used trapped ions to implement this new technique, confirming that it prevents their quantum particles from reaching equilibrium. The team also measured the slowed spread of information with the new tipping technique for the first time. They published their results recently in the journal Nature.