Welcome to Loh lab @ CQT

We are setting up a new molecule experiment at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore! We are interested in using ultracold molecules as quantum building blocks to simulate advanced materials.

Understanding our research focus

Compared to atoms, molecules possess rich internal structure and long-range anisotropic interactions.

Realizing molecular building blocks in the quantum regime will open the door to simulating interesting quantum materials, exploring cold controlled chemistry, quantum information processing, and fundamental physics.

Molecules typically lack closed cycling transitions, so it is difficult to apply conventional atomic physics techniques like laser cooling to cool and control molecules.

Recent breakthroughs in atomic physics research have enabled the creation of cold and ultracold molecules. Our lab is developing new methods to cool and control molecules.

Interested?

Come join our team! We are actively seeking talented postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduates. Together, let’s push this exciting new frontier of quantum physics!

Meet the team

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News updates

Nov 2019

Huanqian is honored to serve on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Quantum Computing. She heads to Dubai for a 2-day brainstorming session with fellow council members at the WEF GFC annual meeting.

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Sep 2019

Huanqian chats with John Yip over the Channel NewsAsia CNA938 airwaves about quantum simulators during the Saturday night “Science and Technology” session.

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Sep 2019

Huanqian gives an invited talk at the OSA/APS Frontiers in Optics conference in Washington DC and a poster at the BEC 2019 conference in Spain. Swarup presents a poster at the “Long Range Interactions” workshop in France. Thanks to everyone in the community for the stimulating discussions!

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Sep 2019

We celebrate the end of Weikun’s internship with a farewell dinner. We hope you liked the local food, Weikun!

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Jul 2019

Our paper on the graph theory treatment of strongly repulsive one-dimensional fermions is posted on the arXiv! Please check it out at https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.13412

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Jul 2019

Huanqian is honored to be recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Scientist! Thanks to the WEF for the award and invitation to speak at the WEF “Summer Davos” meeting in Dalian, China this month, and to NUS for the nomination. More information is available from the WEF website and NUS news.  

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Jun 2019

June is the month of outreach via camps! Krishna is one of the main organizers of CQT’s QCamp, while Mujahid and Huanqian give lectures at QCamp. Huanqian also participates in the NUS Physics department enrichment camp as a panelist.

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May-Jul 2019

Four undergraduate students join the group: Leo, Zack, and Isaac from NUS and Weikun from Zhejiang University. Welcome!

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Apr 2019

Billy, Tianli, and Xiu Quan end their final year projects with a bang! We celebrate your awesome thesis presentations with a group dinner.

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Mar 2019

Huanqian gives an invited condensed matter physics seminar at the Nanyang Technological University.

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