» Institute for Quantum Studies

+ - About the Institute for Quantum Studies


The mission of the Institute for Quantum Studies is to provide a worldwide resource for students, researchers, governments, and industry to collaborate on advanced research into the foundations and applications of Quantum Mechanics.

In addition, we offer support to new fields evolving from these cooperative advances in mathematics, as well as social, biological, computational, and physical sciences.


The Institute for Quantum Studies strives to communicate both the relevance, and importance, of Quantum Mechanics to an extended  audience through community focused outreach. We hope to address the diverse interests of the general public by making conceptually rich science more accessible to others.

+ - Why study Quantum Mechanics?


Early in the twentieth century, big scientific theories governing the microscopic world of atoms would lead to many discoveries that, today, account for over half of the US Gross National Product (discoveries such as computers, lasers, etc).

Speaking before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Dr. William Jeffrey, the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated,

America’s future prosperity and economic security may rely in part on the exotic properties of some of the smallest particles in nature to accomplish feats in physics, information science, and mathematics that are impossible with today's technology. Quantum information science seeks to use the fundamental properties of nature at very small scales to build technologies that... offer potential solutions to issues looming on the horizon of technology development, including the limits of Moore's Law on the microelectronics industry.

Quantum physics is the most successful scientific theory in history, and is crucial for the advances not only driving our economy, but also propeling us towards new possibilities. Quantum Studies sets the scientific standard for the future by redefining what’s possible now.

+ - History


Founded by our current Directors, Yakir Aharonov and Jeff Tollaksen, in...