The Quantum Future
Princeton’s quantum scientists and engineers are working to manipulate the strange behaviors of particles — mindbending realities like quantum entanglement and superposition — to advance knowledge and produce technologies in fields as far-ranging as computing, communications, medicine, energy, finance and cryptography. For more than a century, Princeton scholars have expanded our understanding of matter and energy at the smallest scales and built on those discoveries to create tools for today and the future. Our new Ph.D. program and expanded Quantum Initiative carry forward that spirit of discovery.
Princeton takes a radically interdisciplinary approach to quantum research and engineering.
Princeton’s physicists have ‘entangled’ individual molecules for the first time, heralding a new platform for quantum science.
From Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” to today’s Princeton Quantum Initiative, University President Christopher L. Eisgruber traces the arc of pioneering research on the Princeton campus.
Fostering Quantum Discoveries
Quantum technology requires engineers, physicists, chemists and computer scientists, working in systems from atoms to superconductors. Princeton brings together renowned scholars across key disciplines of quantum science inquiry.
Princeton Quantum Initiative
Department of Physics
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Materials Science at Princeton
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
The scope of Princeton University’s impact is a direct reflection of the visionary scholars who work here. Meet some of our faculty members at work toward our quantum future.