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NIST Scientists Talk Quantum

For World Quantum Day 2022, NIST asked a handful of its quantum researchers 3 questions:

  1. What do you do in quantum?
  2. What excites you about quantum?
  3. How does quantum show up in your everyday life outside of work?

Here is what some of our researchers had to say...

Sylvia Lewin on Quantum #1
Sylvia Lewin on Quantum #1
NIST postdoctoral researcher Sylvia Lewin gives us an inside look at her lab and research.
Alan Migdall on quantum
Alan Migdall on quantum
Alan Migdall, NIST physicist and Joint Quantum Institute fellow, breaks down the quantum research that he is involved in.
Sylvia Lewin on Quantum #2
Sylvia Lewin on Quantum #2
NIST postdoctoral researcher Sylvia Lewin shares her enthusiasm for the quantum frontier.
Gretchen Campbell on quantum
Gretchen Campbell on quantum
Gretchen Campbell, NIST scientist and co-director of the Joint Quantum Institute, expresses her enthusiasm for the quantum research happening in her lab and developments ahead.
Sylvia Lewin on Quatum #3
Sylvia Lewin on Quatum #3
NIST postdoctoral researcher Sylvia Lewin provides an example of quantum in our everyday lives.
Paulina Kuo on Quantum #1
Paulina Kuo on Quantum #1
NIST physicist Paulina Kuo shares what excites her about quantum science.
Marlou Slot and quantum
Marlou Slot and quantum
NIST postdoctoral researcher Marlou Slot describes the lab where she works and the role of quantum in our everyday lives.
Justyna Zwolak and World Quantum Day
Justyna Zwolak and World Quantum Day
NIST researcher Justyna Zwolak shares an example of the earliest use of quantum mechanics that is still present in our everyday lives.
Victor Albert for World Quantum Day
Victor Albert for World Quantum Day
Victor Albert, NIST physicist and fellow at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science, explains his role in researching the functions of quantum devices.
Ladan Arissian on Quantum
Ladan Arissian on Quantum
NIST researcher Ladan Arissian explains the reason we use quantum mechanics to keep track of time: consistency.
Paulina Kuo on Quantum #2
Paulina Kuo on Quantum #2
NIST physicist Paulina Kuo provides an example of quantum in our everyday lives.
Kat Cicak on Quantum
Kat Cicak on Quantum
NIST researcher Kat Cicak gives us an inside look at her laboratory, where she and her colleagues are pushing the boundaries of quantum phenomena.

** These vidoes were originally created for and distributed on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Created April 13, 2022, Updated May 5, 2022