Welcome to Loh Lab @ CQT

Our tweezer arrays lab is actively searching for a postdoc. Please see details under "opportunities".

Understanding our research focus

Quantum simulation is the modeling of nature with quantum building blocks like atoms and molecules.

Quantum simulation allows us to study interesting quantum materials while working towards building powerful computers.

Arrays of optical tweezers provide a powerful platform for controlling individual quantum building blocks in a scalable manner.

Atoms, molecules, lasers, microwaves, electric fields, magnetic fields, some epic code, and a huge dose of fun!

We are hiring!

Our lab is actively searching for a postdoctoral research fellow for our molecular tweezer arrays experiment. Please see the "opportunities" page for more details.

Meet the team

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News Updates

Feb 2020

Huanqian is honored to be recognized as one of the 15 ‘International Rising Talents’ among 260 fellows worldwide by L’Oréal and UNESCO. Here is the press release from L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO, announced on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, with additional news reporting by Asian Scientist, NUS News, and CQT. NUS news reporting in Chinese is available here.

Sep 2020

We bid farewell to Wei Hong, who is starting his PhD studies at Northwestern University. Take care, Wei Hong!

Aug 2020

Two papers appear in print: our second graph theory paper in Physical Review Research, and a microwave dressing paper in Physical Review Letters! The latter paper gets selected as a PRL Editors’ Suggestion and is highlighted as a Physics viewpoint.

Aug 2020

We welcome three new students: Luheng from Peking University and Weikun from Zhejiang University join us as first year PhD students, and Siaw Wei joins us as a UROPS student.

Jun 2020

Wen Jun joins our group as an undergraduate intern. Welcome!

Jun 2020

We are back in business after a two-month COVID shutdown. We got our MOT back at the same brightness in pretty much the same position as before the shutdown, almost immediately after we fired everything back up. Kudos to Xiu Quan, Mujahid, and Krishna for working hard to build a stable machine!

May 2020

Huanqian gives a public Zoom talk to junior college students on “The Quantum Race to Surpass Supercomputers”.

Apr-Jun 2020

Our first graph theory paper gets published in Physical Review Research, while our new paper on the universal graph description appears on the arXiv.

Mar 2020

An Qu, formerly from the group of Jean Dalibard at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, joins us as a postdoc. Welcome!

Feb 2020

Congratulations to Xiu Quan on earning his Master’s degree, after much hard work and a beautiful thesis!