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NIST Physicists Demonstrate Quantum Entanglement in Mechanical System
Release Date: 06/03/2009

BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated entanglement—a phenomenon peculiar to the … more

NIST Physicist Deborah Jin to Receive Sigma Xi's Top Honor
Release Date: 01/27/2009

Physicist Deborah S. Jin, a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the … more

JILA Scientists Create First Dense Gas of Ultracold ‘Polar’ Molecules
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder … more

JILA Scientists Create First Dense Gas of Ultracold 'Polar' Molecules
Release Date: 09/18/2008

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder … more

NSF Physics Frontier Center Created at Joint Quantum Institute
Release Date: 09/16/2008

The National Science Foundation has awarded the Joint Quantum Institute $12.5 million over five years to create and operate a Physics Frontier … more

New Technique Reveals Hidden Properties of Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 08/06/2008

Physicists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, have … more

New JILA Technique Reveals Hidden Properties of Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 08/06/2008

BOULDER, Colo.— Physicists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado … more

Loopy Photons Clarify ’Spookiness‘ of Quantum Physics
Release Date: 03/18/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (NIST/University of Maryland) have … more

A Sub-femtosecond Stop Watch for ‘Photon Finish’ Races
Release Date: 03/14/2008

Using a system that can compare the travel times of two photons with sub-femtosecond precision, scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (a … more

JILA Solves Problem of Quantum Dot ‘Blinking’
Release Date: 01/23/2008

Quantum dots—tiny, intense, tunable sources of colorful light—are illuminating new opportunities in biomedical research, cryptography and other … more

NIST Physicist Receives APS I.I. Rabi Prize
Release Date: 11/09/2006

The American Physical Society (APS) announced last week the selection of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist Jun Ye, … more

NIST Staff Honored in 2006 Presidential Rank Awards
Release Date: 11/09/2006

Five senior members of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) staff have been honored in the 2006 Presidential Rank Awards. The … more

NIST Physicists Boost 'Entanglement' of Atom Pairs
Release Date: 10/18/2006

The NIST process for "purifying" an unusual property of quantum physics called entanglement involves illuminating two pairs of beryllium ions … more

Joint Quantum Institute Created by University of Maryland, NIST and NSA
Release Date: 09/11/2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Today, the University of Maryland (UM), the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and … more

Gold Nanoparticles Prove to Be Hot Stuff
Release Date: 08/31/2006

A gold nanobead, trapped with 205 milliwatts of infrared laser light, heats up to about 75 degrees C or 167 degrees F (shown in dark red) and the … more

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