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Cornell University

Katz Lab

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About Us

We are an experimental research group in the School of Applied & Engineering Physics, specializing in advancing the state of the art in quantum systems based on trapped ions and neutral atoms. Our research spans a wide range of applications including quantum computation, simulation, sensing, and networking.

We construct large crystals of ions, built atom by atom, and control them at the single-atom resolution, enabling exploration of an unprecedentedly large Hilbert space We study hybrid systems of ultracold neutral & charged atoms and molecules. Additionally, we utilize extremely dense ensembles of atoms, containing up to 1020 atoms in millimeter-scale devices, capable of maintaining their quantum state for hours at room temperature or above.