The tools for exceeding the classical limits and accessing new information are the same: quantum coherence and correlations. Coherent quantum systems enable interferometric measurements at the nanoscale, while quantum correlations permit exquisite control over multiple interactions by changing the probabilities.
Up to this point, we have imposed a sort of hierarchy looking at organisms, tissue, cells, and molecules, and we have probed subsystems within this hierarchy…but again and again, we are surprised when these subsystems couple in important, unforeseen ways. Correlative probes using quantum light and electrons provide a new paradigm where these observations of coupling and correlation are natural and easily observed because biology is not constrained by the particular hierarchy that we must impose to break the system down into chemical or biological subunits.
Biology and quantum science are convergent fields. NSF QuBBE will dramatically accelerate this convergence by driving use-inspired development of quantum sensing modalities and novel correlative imaging approaches. Fundamental basics science in both biology and quantum will work in tandem to create transferrable technology platforms for novel biological measurements. NSF QuBBE will further develop the next generation of scientists and workers familiar with this technology, inspire young students to pursue STEM education, and foster an understanding of quantum science in the next generation.
Congratulations to Bernadette Miao, an undergraduate with the Tian Group, who has been selected as a UChicago Student Marshal -- the highest undergraduate distinction at the University.
Congratulations to Bernadette Miao, an undergraduate student working on subcellular biological modulation with the Tian Group, who has been selected for the Goldwater Scholarship.
Congratulations to Laura Gagliardi, who was elected as a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Congratulations to Caitlin Bellora who was selected for a DOD NDSEG Fellowship.
Congratulations to Caitlin Bellora, Olivia Wedig, and Katelyn Feuling who were selected for NSF GRFP Fellowships.
Congratulations to Julian Solway, who won the 2021 University of Chicago Department of Medicine Distinguished Service Award
A. Prominski, J. Shi, P. Li, J. Yue, Y. Lin, J. Park, B.Z. Tian, M. Y. Rotenberg, "Porosity-based soft-hard heterojunctions enable leadless optoelectronic modulation of tissues", Accepted at Nature Materials (2022)
T.X. Zheng, A. Li, J. Rosen, S. Zhou, M. Koppenhöfer, Z. Ma, F.T. Chong, A.A. Clerk, L. Jiang, P. Maurer, "Preparation of metrological states in dipolar-interacting spin systems", arXiv:2203.03084 (2022)
M. Xie*, X. Yu*, L. V. H. Rodgers, D. Xu, I. Chi-Duran, A. Toros, N. Quack, N. P. de Leon, P. C. Maurer, "Biocompatible surface functionalization architecture for a diamond quantum senso", PNAS 119, 8 e2114186119 (2022) * These authors contributed equally